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Barge runs aground on Mississippi River; historic drought continues updated: Thu Aug 02 2012 17:57:00

The Mississippi River was closed at two different locations Thursday after a barge ran aground near Greenville, Mississippi, and the Army Corps of Engineers carried out dredging operations near La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Opry owner, Wisconsin company sue over Nashville floodsupdated: Mon Apr 30 2012 20:38:00

The owner of country music's Grand Ole Opry sued the U.S. government on Monday, accusing two federal agencies of turning the 2010 flood that struck Nashville into a man-made catastrophe.

High court again stays out of big fish disputeupdated: Mon Feb 27 2012 19:48:00

The Supreme Court for a third time has turned aside an urgent appeal from Great Lakes states to close Chicago-area shipping channels so invasive Asian carp won't have a doorway into the world's largest freshwater ecosystem.

4 arrested in alleged bribery and kickback scheme involving federal contractsupdated: Tue Oct 04 2011 21:25:00

Four Virginia men were arrested Tuesday on allegations of bribery and kickbacks in what prosecutors describe as an elaborate scheme thought to involve hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts connected to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Snowpack continues to feed Missouri River floodupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 15:06:00

Nearly three-quarters of the mountain snowpack contributing to high water levels along the Missouri River system has melted, but significant flooding remains a concern in seven states from Montana to Missouri, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Weather Service.

In Louisiana, Corps closes last bays at Bonnet Carre Spillwayupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 16:17:00

The Army Corps of Engineers on Monday closed the last floodgates on Louisiana's Bonnet Carre Spillway, which was opened May 9 to prevent the Mississippi River from flooding New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

2 Missouri River levees break near Iowa-Missouri borderupdated: Mon Jun 13 2011 22:38:00

Two Missouri River levees broke Monday along the swollen Missouri River near the Iowa-Missouri border, a local official and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said.

As waters rise, North Dakotans rush to fill sandbagsupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 21:55:00

Civic-minded residents of Bismarck and Mandan, North Dakota, found there's nothing like a major flood to make new friends while filling thousands of sandbags.

Levees, towns brace for Missouri River floodwatersupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 18:57:00

Record-breaking flooding along the Missouri River is putting levees and residents to the test, including an Iowa city that hopes an emergency embankment will do the job if a nearby levee fails.

Levee breach near the Missouri-Iowa border prompts evacuationsupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 10:03:00

A levee breach along the swollen Missouri River prompted the evacuation Sunday of about 600 people in the area between the river and Hamburg, Iowa, officials said.

CNNMoney: Joplin tornado damage could total $3 billionupdated: Tue May 24 2011 10:38:00

The tornado that devastated Joplin, Mo., killing at least 117 people, may have caused up to $3 billion in insured losses, according to an estimate from a catastrophe risk modeling firm released Tuesday.

Coast Guard reopens section of Mississippiupdated: Tue May 17 2011 21:45:00

Large containers stacked two and three high Tuesday surrounded riverfront properties in Vidalia, Louisiana, Tuesday as residents and officials tried to counter flooding from the rising Mississippi.

Louisiana parish evacuates before floodsupdated: Mon May 16 2011 22:45:00

Mandatory evacuations begin in low-lying areas of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.

First bay of Louisiana spillway opens, in attempt to lower river levelupdated: Sat May 14 2011 20:58:00

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the first of potentially several bays of the Morganza spillway on Saturday afternoon, a move intended to spare some areas from severe flooding while redirecting water into others.

Jindal: Morganza Spillway could open as early as Saturdayupdated: Fri May 13 2011 21:19:00

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers could open the Morganza Spillway as early as Saturday, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Friday.

'It's the pungent smell of human waste'updated: Thu May 12 2011 22:41:00

European tourists at Graceland are horrified by the smell of sewage wafting all over the city. WPTY reports.

Louisiana braces for flooding onslaughtupdated: Thu May 12 2011 22:41:00

Residents of the Atchafalaya Basin in south-central Louisiana, already urged to evacuate, late Thursday awaited a formal decision on whether a spillway will be opened, sending millions of gallons of floodwaters their way.

Resilience and memories run strong in Louisiana flood zoneupdated: Thu May 12 2011 09:04:00

Resilience got Louisianans through what's known as the Flood of 1973, and it will again, says everyone from the governor to local residents once again facing the threat of floods.

Worries wash through Cajun country as Mississippi floods move southupdated: Tue May 10 2011 20:51:00

Residents of the Atchafalaya Basin in south-central Louisiana are as diverse as the unique waterways that course through the heart of Cajun country.

Jindal tours Louisiana as waters riseupdated: Tue May 10 2011 20:51:00

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal tells residents not to panic as rivers swell.

Bracing for record flooding in Memphisupdated: Tue May 10 2011 09:10:00

Memphis is on high alert as the Mississippi River continues to rise. CNN's Holly Firfer reports.

Effects of epic flood will linger long after water recedesupdated: Tue May 10 2011 09:10:00

People up and down the Mississippi River could feel the effects from this week's epic flooding long after the water recedes.

Despite sunny skies, Memphis braces for worst from surging Mississippiupdated: Sun May 08 2011 20:29:00

Bright skies over Memphis, Tennessee, belied a potential disaster Sunday as a surge of fast-moving water threatened the city and many other communities along the Mississippi River.

Miss. River flooding sets recordsupdated: Sat May 07 2011 22:12:00

Rising waters on the Mississippi River is causing flood levels of historic proportions across the Midwest.

Record flooding still in forecast after levee breachupdated: Wed May 04 2011 08:41:00

The intentional breach of a levee on the Mississippi River is helping to ease unprecedented flood pressure on other areas, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said.

Levee operation a successupdated: Wed May 04 2011 08:41:00

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the operation to help ease pressure on the Mississippi River is working.

Divided by a river: Two states grapple with rising floodwatersupdated: Sat Apr 30 2011 22:01:00

A mandatory evacuation was issued Saturday for a southwestern Illinois town threatened by the rain-swollen Mississippi River, an order that was issued as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers weighed whether to blow up a levee and flood rural farm communities to save the town.

Utah will be site of huge cyber protection facilityupdated: Wed Jan 12 2011 22:10:00

The United States is building a massive, state-of-the-art data center to help protect the nation's cyber networks.

Poor communication hurt Tennessee flood forecasts, report findsupdated: Wed Jan 12 2011 16:58:00

A gap in communication between the National Weather Service and the Army Corps of Engineers undercut forecasts of the deadly flood that struck middle Tennessee in 2010, the National Weather Service reported Wednesday.

Army Corps flood-fighting teams sent to Washington stateupdated: Mon Dec 13 2010 16:50:00

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offered support Monday to state and local officials in western Washington battling fast-moving floodwaters and rising rivers.

Audit: Agencies can't readily account for Afghanistan spendingupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 11:31:00

The U.S. government is doing a poor job of coordinating the work done and accounting for money spent by 7,000 contractors rebuilding Afghanistan, an audit found.

Louisiana demands justice, not charityupdated: Mon Jun 14 2010 07:24:00

Henry Ford once described history as "one damned thing after another." And he didn't even live in Louisiana.

Coast Guard wants oil cleanup ideasupdated: Mon Jun 14 2010 07:24:00

CNN's Barbara Starr speaks with the man in charge of reviewing the public's ideas for cleaning up the Gulf oil spill.

Big fish prompt big fight over Great Lakes water rightsupdated: Mon Apr 26 2010 14:00:00

The Supreme Court, perhaps for the final time, has rejected a multistate appeal over efforts to keep the invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes ecosystem.

Haiti supermarket rescues called offupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 12:08:00

Search-and-rescue efforts at a supermarket in Haiti's capital have ended after teams determined no one else was alive beneath the rubble, an official told CNN Wednesday.

Court: Army Corps of Engineers liable for Katrina floodingupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 17:39:00

The Army Corps of Engineers' failure to properly maintain a shipping channel linking New Orleans, Louisiana, to the Gulf of Mexico led to catastrophic flooding during Hurricane Katrina, a federal court ruled Wednesday.

Judge rules against Army Corpsupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 17:39:00

A federal judge ruled some of the damage during Hurricane Katrina was due to negligence by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Limited cargo traffic resumes on Ohio River after lock breakupdated: Sun Sep 27 2009 22:04:00

A lock break occurred on the Ohio River near Warsaw, Kentucky, on Sunday, stopping barge traffic for several hours as the Army Corps of Engineers investigated.

Ohio River blockedupdated: Sun Sep 27 2009 22:04:00

Lock problems block traffic along the Ohio River at a dam facility near Warsaw, Kentucky, Sunday.

What else to knowupdated: Mon Mar 16 2009 06:26:00

It's not a great time to be unemployed, and as CNN's Kara Finnstrom reports job hunting can be hard work.

10,000 look to make winning play at Dodger Stadium job fairupdated: Mon Mar 16 2009 06:26:00

A crowd of about 10,000 came to Dodger Stadium on Saturday, but they weren't there for a baseball game.

CNNMoney: Managing a stimulus windfallupdated: Mon Mar 02 2009 15:21:00

It's like winning the lottery, then being told you have just a week to spend it. And, oh yeah, don't waste any of it.

Gustav evacuees urged to stay awayupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 00:46:00

Hurricane Gustav didn't pack the wallop of Katrina three years earlier, officials said Monday, but they urged almost 2 million evacuees to stay away from the Gulf Coast for another day.

Concerns about New Orleans-area levee easeupdated: Mon Sep 01 2008 23:42:00

Efforts to bolster a private New Orleans-area levee that had been in danger of failing because of Hurricane Gustav appeared to be working Monday night, the president of a parish said.

Concerns linger from Gustavupdated: Mon Sep 01 2008 23:42:00

CNN's Campbell Brown talks to Lt. Gen. Russel Honore about concerns relating to Gustav's impact.

Authorities blow up bombsupdated: Tue Jul 01 2008 11:54:00

The Army Corps of Engineers blows up rockets and bombs from an old bombing range near an Orlando neighborhood.

Live bombs haunt Orlando neighborhoodupdated: Tue Jul 01 2008 11:54:00

The search teams comb through the backyards of the half-million-dollar homes with metal detectors, placing red flags on the manicured lawns every time they get a hit. To the shock of residents, they sometimes find live bombs.

Sodden, crumbling levee protects Missouri townupdated: Mon Jun 30 2008 17:56:00

Sodden and crumbling, the Pin Oak levee was the only thing standing between Winfield, Missouri, and the flood-swollen Mississippi River on Wednesday.

Mississippi keeps risingupdated: Mon Jun 30 2008 17:56:00

Officials wait to see if the only remaining levee in Winfield, Missouri, will hold.

Time.com: Muskrat Causes Mo. Levee to Failupdated: Fri Jun 27 2008 19:00:00

A heroic effort by hundreds of townspeople, volunteers and National Guardsmen to hold back the Mississippi River failed Friday -- undone by a burrowing muskrat

Muskrats blamed for levee breach on Mississippiupdated: Fri Jun 27 2008 16:13:00

Muskrat holes weakened a Mississippi River levee on Friday, allowing floodwaters to pour into Lincoln County, Missouri, just north of St. Louis, officials said.

Floodwaters surge over Midwest leveesupdated: Thu Jun 19 2008 06:50:00

Water spilled over two levees on the Mississippi River on Wednesday, bringing the number of levees compromised in recent Midwest floods to 20, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said.

Harrowing storm storiesupdated: Tue Mar 25 2008 20:34:00

CNN's Jacqui Jeras takes a look at some of the most dramatic moments from the recent storms in the Midwest.

Floods trap school busupdated: Sat Mar 22 2008 21:05:00

A school bus in Jefferson County, Missouri, is caught in flooding.

Flooding continues in Missouriupdated: Sat Mar 22 2008 21:05:00

Flood waters continue to rise in Pacific, Missouri and are not expected to crest until this weekend.

Time.com: Katrina Levee Lawsuit Dismissedupdated: Thu Jan 31 2008 10:00:00

A federal judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over levee breaches after Hurricane Katrina

Plea for Plan B in Southern drought sagaupdated: Fri Nov 02 2007 21:43:00

Governors of three drought-ridden Southern states met with federal officials to address water usage issues for two river basins Thursday, as the Army Corps of Engineers is expected to present a plan meant to relieve regions dangerously low on water.

Drought bureaucracyupdated: Mon Oct 22 2007 09:51:00

How did Georgia's drought become a ''disaster of federal bureaucracy?'' CNN's Josh Levs reports.

Georgia governor, corps differ over extent of water emergencyupdated: Mon Oct 22 2007 09:51:00

Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue declared a water supply emergency in north Georgia on Saturday as its water resources dwindled to a dangerously low level after months of drought.

Drought-stricken Georgia says it will sue over waterupdated: Fri Oct 19 2007 16:56:00

The state of Georgia, stricken by months of drought, confirmed Friday that it will sue the Army Corps of Engineers.

Atlanta suffering from droughtupdated: Fri Oct 19 2007 16:56:00

Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin says her city is enduring a record shortage of rain.

Whistleblowers on fraud in Iraq punishedupdated: Mon Aug 27 2007 04:09:00

One after another, the men and women who have stepped forward to report corruption in the massive effort to rebuild Iraq have been vilified, fired and demoted.

Bridge collapse probe focuses on unexplained shiftupdated: Fri Aug 03 2007 07:40:00

Investigators trying to figure out what caused Wednesday's massive bridge collapse are focusing on the southern end of the span, which "behaved differently" as it fell, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday.

CNNMoney: Grain traffic halted after bridge collapseupdated: Wed Aug 01 2007 23:03:00

A highway bridge collapse in Minneapolis halted traffic on the upper reaches of the Mississippi River, stalling a vital waterway that moves billions of dollars worth of commodities.

New Orleans files $77 billion claim against Corpsupdated: Thu Mar 01 2007 21:38:00

The city of New Orleans filed a $77 billion damage claim against the Army Corps of Engineers Thursday for flooding that inundated the city when levees failed after Hurricane Katrina in August 2005.

Intrepid could be stuck in muck for weeksupdated: Tue Nov 14 2006 18:57:00

Scuba divers got a close look Tuesday at the muck trapping the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid in the Hudson River.

Fortune: How the energy business is drowning Louisianaupdated: Mon Aug 14 2006 14:03:00

The swampland of coastal Louisiana, often thought of as a folkloric backwater, is in fact the nation's most important petrochemical complex: an archipelago of some 4,000 oil and gas platforms.

CNNMoney: High court limits wetlands protectionupdated: Mon Jun 19 2006 16:02:00

A sharply divided Supreme Court limited the reach of federal regulators to block private development that might affect water quality, in an important property rights dispute that exposed deep divisions among the justices.

High court splits over wetlands protectionupdated: Mon Jun 19 2006 12:41:00

Ruling in an important property rights dispute, a divided U.S. Supreme Court limited the reach of federal regulators to block private development that might affect water quality.

Cases on the Supreme Court docketupdated: Fri Jun 02 2006 17:38:00

The Supreme Court will decide the following key cases in June:

Is New Orleans ready for another Katrina? updated: Mon May 22 2006 09:43:00

With the hurricane season just days away, officials in New Orleans and across Louisiana are revising emergency plans, fortifying the levee system and preparing residents for the worst.

Who looks after the levees?updated: Thu Dec 15 2005 17:39:00

Finger-pointing that began after Hurricane Katrina over who was responsible for maintaining the levees in New Orleans continued at a Senate hearing Thursday.

Paper calls for help to repair leveesupdated: Sun Nov 20 2005 11:23:00

New Orleans' largest newspaper accused some federal lawmakers of considering the city a "burden" and called on the U.S. government Sunday to "fulfill the promises" it made before the most destructive hurricane in U.S. history.

Gulf Coast Blog: Getting connected againupdated: Tue Oct 18 2005 10:40:00

Tuesday, October 18; Posted 4:49 p.m. ET From Ben Blake, CNN Gulf Coast Bureau

CNNMoney: Storms drive up shipping costsupdated: Mon Oct 03 2005 06:38:00

Hurricane damage to Gulf Coast ports is driving up shipping costs, which in turn could further slow the nation's economic growth, according to a published report.

Snow: Corps back to drawing board on leveesupdated: Sun Sep 25 2005 11:15:00

In New Orleans, the Army Corps of Engineers was repairing levees damaged by Hurricane Katrina, which struck the city on August 29 and caused massive flooding.

A long-term look at leveesupdated: Sat Sep 24 2005 17:04:00

The levee system in New Orleans is getting global attention because of the breaks caused by Hurricane Katrina, and now Hurricane Rita. And some engineers say those two disasters should prompt a new look at critical infrastructure.

New Orleans has fingers crossed on leveesupdated: Thu Sep 22 2005 15:31:00

Metropolitan New Orleans was included in a tropical storm warning Thursday, as the Army Corps of Engineers fretted over how much rain the city's fragile levees could take.

The latest on Katrina's aftermathupdated: Mon Sep 19 2005 09:29:00

Check here for the latest information from the hurricane-stricken Gulf Coast region and other affected areas. Items are time-stamped when entered.

Allen: Pumping capacity No. 1 challengeupdated: Sat Sep 10 2005 21:31:00

The Coast Guard officer in charge of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts for the federal government said Saturday his priority is to remove water from New Orleans as quickly as possible -- and he intends to coordinate the groups providing aid.

Pumps begin to drain New Orleansupdated: Mon Sep 05 2005 17:03:00

Repair crews have patched the ruptured levee along the 17th Street Canal and have begun pumping water from New Orleans, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Monday.

Pumps sucking water from flooded cityupdated: Mon Sep 05 2005 02:35:00

Even as the Army Corps of Engineers made progress removing water from New Orleans, the city's deputy police chief urged remaining residents Monday to get out because there was no power, drinkable water or food supply.

Draining could take monthsupdated: Fri Sep 02 2005 19:31:00

It will take nearly three months to drain some parts of New Orleans, a U.S. Army general said Friday.

Storm surge the fatal blow for New Orleansupdated: Thu Sep 01 2005 19:12:00

Hurricane storm surges have resulted in limited flooding of the city of New Orleans before. But Hurricane Katrina's winds pushed in a devastating surge of water from the Gulf of Mexico that overwhelmed the city's system of levees built to hold back the surrounding Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain.

Fortune: BASEBALL'S 'MUD MAN'updated: Mon Aug 22 2005 00:01:00

NO BASEBALL CAN GO INTO A MAJOR LEAGUE game without being rubbed with Lena Blackburne mud. Lena was a third-base coach for the Philadelphia Athletics in the 1930s and a friend of my grandfather's. ...

Subdivision fire probe finds 19 arson blazesupdated: Wed Dec 08 2004 17:49:00

Nineteen of 26 homes burned in a Charles County, Maryland, subdivision were the result of arson, authorities said Wednesday.

FBI investigates Halliburton complaintupdated: Thu Oct 28 2004 19:41:00

The FBI has made a formal request to interview the Army Corps of Engineers chief contracting officer who has alleged her agency unfairly awarded no-bid contracts worth billions of dollars to a Halliburton subsidiary for work in Iraq, law enforcement sources said Thursday.

CNNMoney: FBI to interview Halliburton accuserupdated: Thu Oct 28 2004 19:23:00

Law enforcement sources told CNN Thursday that the FBI has made a formal request to interview Bunnatine Greenhouse, the Army Corps of Engineers chief contracting officer who went public last weekend with allegations her agency unfairly awarded Kellogg, Brown and Root, a Halliburton subsidiary, no-bid contracts worth billions of dollars for work in Iraq.

Cheney office denies role in Halliburton dealupdated: Sun May 30 2004 21:01:00

Vice President Dick Cheney's office denied Sunday that he was involved in a coordinated effort to secure a multibillion dollar Iraq oil deal for Halliburton, his former employer.

Alien country: Earthlings welcomeupdated: Mon Feb 16 2004 10:03:00

When pictures from NASA's Mars rovers were beamed back to Earth, many were disappointed by the absence of images of alien life. For those of us who support the search for E.T., our attention must continue to focus here on our home planet.

Fortune: Rebuilding the oilfields Putting out the fires will be easy. Repairing the wells won't be.updated: Mon Apr 14 2003 00:01:00

However long the battle for Baghdad lasts, one thing is clear: Reviving Iraq's oil industry will take months. U.S. contractors say the country has the most decrepit energy infrastructure they've ev...

Fortune: Betrayed by Fish, Up From Billygate, Greed at the Gas Station, and Other Matters. Finny Businessupdated: Mon May 26 1986 00:01:00

Amazing town, New York. Has everything. Best theater, most tycoons, friendliest bookies, action-oriented individuals everyplace you look. (MAN SHOOTS WAY OUT OF JAMMED SUBWAY was a local headline t...

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