Friday, July 8, 2011

Water News

Rolling in the Deep

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers got egg on its face when it sent letters to Missouri landowners seeking to by land in the Missouri River for rebuilding of wildlife habitat. Many landowner, especially farmers, didn’t welcome the letter because their land and crops were underwater at least in part because of the Corps’s management of the river. (More here)

This and other flood-related things are big news in Missouri right now. The St. Louis Post Dispatch has a long editorial on river management issues (read it here).

Waited Soy Long
The American Soybean Association is calling on Congress to include the Corps of Engineers’ capital development plan for the upper Mississippi River in the Surface Transportation Reauthorization bill or the Water Resources Development Act. (More here)

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