NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal authorities have announced plans to open two more gates of Louisiana's Morganza Spillway.
That will increase the diversion of Mississippi River water, flooding rural areas along the Atchafalaya River basin, while easing flood threats to Baton Rouge and, New Orleans.
The first two... more »
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it's still weighing its options amid concerns that a rising Mississippi River could flood Cairo, Ill.
But it's moving barges loaded with explosives closer to a levee downstream from the small town. A federal court has cleared the... more »
Heavy rains have caused several Midwestern rivers to rise, with more storms in the forecast.
Many rivers are at or near their crest after the latest round of spring storms over the weekend. But flood-watchers aren't ready to relax just yet.
Heavy rain caused the Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois,... more »
Minor to moderate flooding continues along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers and their tributaries, and added rainfall isn't helping.
National Weather Service hydrologist Mark Fuchs said Thursday that barring an unforeseen downpour, major flooding is not in the forecast.
The Weather Service for weeks has been issuing flood... more »
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to order immediate closure of shipping locks near Chicago to prevent Asian carp from infesting the Great Lakes.
The court rejected a request by Michigan for a preliminary injunction to close the locks temporarily while a long-term solution is sought to the... more »
Giant, ravenous Asian carp are poised to invade the Great Lakes, and the region's $7 billion fishing industry is worried. Federal and state officials are mounting a desperate, last-ditch effort to prevent the marauding carp from breaching an electrical barrier and slipping into the Great Lakes from the Mississippi River.... more »
Midwestern flooding is usually associated with the spring or summer, so even officials at the National Weather Service are perplexed about the unusual fall flood that is causing rivers to spill over their banks in parts of Missouri and Illinois.
Heavy rain fell last week over much of the... more »
In Pueblo, tickets are on sale for Friday's Bell game--a fierce rivalry between the Central Wildcats and the Centennial Bulldogs. The teams will face-off for the 109th time in what's known as the oldest high school football rivalry west of the Mississippi. The teams compete for victory and the coveted... more »