- Western Michigan pier set to undergo $2.1M repair project Updated: May-25-16 2:59 am
GRAND HAVEN, Michigan - A western Michigan pier is set to undergo repairs that will close it for nearly a year.
- Arkansas beach closed due to high E. coli levels Updated: May-25-16 1:58 am
MOUNTAIN HOME, Arkansas - Officials say a swim beach in Mountain Home will remain closed indefinitely due to concerns about E. coli levels.
- Des Moines bridge to be raised to fit flood regulations Updated: May-24-16 6:57 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A bridge in downtown Des Moines will close for a year as engineers elevate it to meet updated flood rules.
- Pierre, Fort Pierre mayors reflect on flood 5 years later Updated: May-24-16 12:54 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - On Tuesday, May 24, 2011, Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill got a call from the state Department of Public Safety asking her to come to a meeting at 4 p.m. That meeting would change her life.
- Feds seek comment on planned $280M rail terminal on coast Updated: May-24-16 5:27 am
NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina - The Army Corps of Engineers is holding a public hearing on plans to build a $280 million rail yard at the old Charleston Navy Base to transfer shipping containers between trains and a port terminal that's being built nearby.
- Dumped Asian carp cause littering, odor problems in Yankton Updated: May-23-16 8:35 am
YANKTON, South Dakota - The amount of unwanted Asian carp that anglers are dumping along the Missouri River in the Yankton area has increased in recent years, leading to problems, state and federal officials say.
- Residents oppose new Charleston cruise ship terminal plan Updated: May-23-16 5:21 am
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - The vast majority of public comments submitted about a proposed cruise ship terminal at Charleston's Union Pier have either called for the plan to be scrapped or argued that the passenger terminal should be moved away from the Historic District.
- Snake Rodeo: Not roundup but killing of snakes on lake Updated: May-23-16 4:46 am
LAKE PROVIDENCE, Louisiana - Participants in the annual East Carroll Snake Rodeo don't round up the snakes on Lake Providence: they go out in boats and shoot them.
- Iowa landowners challenge pipeline's authority to seize land Updated: May-22-16 5:04 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Landowners have filed two lawsuits in northwest Iowa in an attempt to block construction of a $3.8 billion oil pipeline.
- If confirmed, Native American site may delay $3.8B pipeline Updated: May-20-16 6:11 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Discovery of an archaeological site that may have cultural significance to Native Americans could further delay construction of a $3.8 billion oil pipeline if government officials require the route to be moved.
- Plan to raise Arrowrock Dam fails federal feasibility study Updated: May-19-16 3:29 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Hopes of Idaho officials to increase the height of a Boise River dam to double water storage and also create enough space to handle a 500-year flood ran aground after the project failed a federal feasibility study.
- Army Corps of Engineers commander retiring Updated: May-19-16 1:11 am
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is getting a new commander.
- Corps of Engineers offering tours of Marmet Locks and Dam Updated: May-19-16 1:01 am
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is offering public tours at the Marmet Locks and Dam in Belle, West Virginia on June 4 in observation of National Dam Safety Awareness Day.
- Federal funding in jeopardy for Ohio flood control plan Updated: May-17-16 4:18 pm
FINDLAY, Ohio - Officials in northwest Ohio may be forced to abandon a flood control project or pay for it with local money as federal funding for the plan is in jeopardy.
- Higher Lake Michigan water levels affect beaches, boaters Updated: May-14-16 9:46 am
CHICAGO - Lake Michigan water levels are up, making beaches smaller but helping boaters.
- Corps offers to install dock at new Davenport park Updated: May-12-16 2:34 pm
DAVENPORT, Iowa - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will pay for modifications to a new park in Davenport along the Mississippi River if the city lets it dock a giant towboat there.
- Plaquemines Parish: Floodgate project creates ferry detour Updated: May-11-16 6:40 pm
BELLE CHASSE, Louisiana - The Plaquemines Parish government notes that a federal levee and floodgate project in Belle Chasse is creating detours for all traffic to and from the Belle Chasse Ferry.
- Corps: Coal terminal violates tribal rights, won't permit Updated: May-10-16 12:27 am
SEATTLE - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Monday denied a permit to a $700 million project to build the nation's largest coal-export terminal in northwest Washington state, handing a striking victory to the Lummi tribe which argued the project would violate its treaty-protected fishing rights.
- Corps launches study of Souris River Valley flood protection Updated: May-09-16 10:32 am
MINOT, North Dakota - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this week is launching a study of permanent flood protection for the Souris River Basin, which includes Minot.
- Study finds thousands of artifacts at Wisconsin golf site Updated: May-08-16 5:31 pm
MILWAUKEE - An archaeological study has found thousands of cultural artifacts at a proposed 18-hole golf course the Kohler Co. plans for the shore of Lake Michigan.
- Permit request dropped for planned East Texas reservoir Updated: May-08-16 5:10 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Texas - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has withdrawn a request for a federal permit to build an East Texas reservoir that's been in the works for nearly 40 years.
- Company seeks Iowa OK to immediately start oil pipeline work Updated: May-06-16 4:06 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A Texas-based company has asked Iowa regulators for permission to immediately start work on most of the Bakken oil pipeline route through 18 Iowa counties.
- Newest mitigation bank certified in southwest Washington Updated: May-06-16 1:34 pm
KELSO, Washington - The state's newest program intended to offset development impacts to wetlands and fish habitat has been certified to operate in southwest Washington.
- Releases to increase from Fort Randall, Gavins Point dams Updated: May-06-16 11:34 am
YANKTON, South Dakota - The Army Corps of Engineers plans to increase water releases from the Fort Randall and Gavins Point dams on the Missouri River.
- Less water released from Missouri River dams because of rain Updated: May-05-16 4:31 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - The amount of water being released from dams along the Missouri River has been cut to help reduce the risk of flooding downstream after recent heavy rains.