Remnants of Hurricane Isaac could bring relief to low Mississippi River, but ...Rain from the remnants of Hurricane Isaac could help the drought-stricken Mississippi River, but experts say it's not enough for long-term relief for the vital waterway that is at its lowest level since 1988.
Hurricane Isaac: Mississippi River May Find Drought Relief After StormIsaac made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River in Louisiana as a Category 1 hurricane last week. Meteorologists said the storm dumped 10 to 15 inches of rain on parts of Mississippi, but it produced less rain as it moved north, with parts ...
Mississippi River Ferries Remain in the Shop After Hurricane IsaacAs New Orleans returns to its normal state of chaos following Hurricane Isaac, those hoping to cross the Mississippi by boat might take note that the ferries running from Canal Street to Algiers Point and Gretna aren't in service.
Drought has Mississippi River barge traffic all choked up By Julie CartEight grim-faced men sit in a cramped, impromptu war room in the shadow of a levee on the Mississippi River. With laptops opened to Web pages of the National Weather Service and the Army Corps of Engineers, the group of farmers, grain brokers and barge ...
An Economic Revolution the US Government Made PossibleWithin 10 years, however, western-river steamboats carried twice as much freight in two weeks as had gone upriver in all of 1811. The Mississippi River pulsated with commerce. People and goods moved with relative ease between Pittsburgh, St. Paul, ...
Coast Guard eases barge draft restrictions on lower Mississippi River(Reuters) - Barge draft restrictions on the lower Mississippi River were eased slightly this week as heavy rain from Hurricane Isaac replenished the drought-depleted waterway and allowed shippers to transport heavier-loaded barges.
Mississippi River to Host Fishing Event on September 22, 2012Bass fishermen interested in participating in the Mississippi River tournament will need to sign-up, attend a meeting and shell out the required fees.
Search of Mississippi River for college-age man ends positivelyLA CROSSE, Wis. - Friends of a college student feared he had become the latest young man to drown in the Mississippi River after drinking in downtown La Crosse.
Isaac works its way up Mississippi River[Updated 4:15 a.m. Friday] Isaac, now a tropical depression is working its way up the Mississippi River Valley, bringing heavy rain and the threat of flash floods to the area.
No easy fixes seen for Minnesota River erosion, pollutionThe erosion in Eden Prairie is just a tiny sliver of the huge problem of sediment and pollution flowing down the Minnesota River and into the Mississippi River, in turn forcing more downstream dredging, endangering the future of Lake Pepin and ...
Mississippi River reopens though traffic limitedNEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Mississippi River has reopened to shipping from Baton Rouge to its mouth after being closed on Monday as Hurricane Isaac approached.
Queen of the Mississippi to stop at Winona leveeThis month, American Cruise Lines, operator of the newest fleet of riverboats and small cruise ships in the industry, celebrates the launch of its 150-passenger Queen of the Mississippi, the first new, authentic paddlewheeler built for the Mississippi ...
A shrinking Mississippi River is now sinking businessWater levels dropping to historic lows along the Mississippi River are tying up river traffic and impacting businesses that rely on the river for transport - 14 months after the Mississippi swelled to historic highs along these same banks, swamping ...
Mississippi River, Port of New Orleans reopen; cruiseship returnsThe Mississippi River partially reopened Thursday evening after Hurricane Isaac, the Port of New Orleans reopened Friday morning, and a cruise ship that was supposed to be diverted to Mobile, Alabama was able to return to New Orleans on Friday.
Army Corps: Low Mississippi River levels to continue into fall, water levels ...Low water levels that are restricting shipping traffic, forcing harbor closures and causing barges to run aground on the economically vital Mississippi River are expected to continue into October, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials said Tuesday ...
How Fixing Regional Sewer Pipes Caused Odor on Hartman Circle in FridleyThe pipe leak caused wastewater to spill into the ground on the bluff on the east side of the Mississippi River, and some of the wastewater went down the bluff and into the river.
Shawnee students looks to raise levee, flooding awarenessWOLF LAKE - After two years of working on their own, Shawnee High School students want to join forces with other schools to raise awareness about the Mississippi River levee system and flooding that often plagues the area. This week, Shawnee High ...
River mayors urged to join forcesImprovements to cities and towns along the Mississippi River - and to the river itself - might happen faster if the mayors of river towns joined together to work and advocate for common goals as a group.
Huckleberry Finn comes to life on stage in Village Theatre's 'Big River'The re-imagining of "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" - "Big River" - sets the seminal novel to music and transports the landmark trip down the Mississippi River to the Village Theatre stage. "Big River" debuted on Broadway in 1985, ran for more than ...
Inspection to cause lane closures on Interstate 40 bridge over Mississippi ...WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. - Lanes will be closed this week as crews inspect the Interstate 40 bridge over the Mississippi River between West Memphis and Memphis, Tenn.