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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mandatory evacuations begin in low-lying areas of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.
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.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers could open the Morganza Spillway as early as Saturday, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Friday.
European tourists at Graceland are horrified by the smell of sewage wafting all over the city. WPTY reports.
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 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.
Residents of the Atchafalaya Basin in south-central Louisiana are as diverse as the unique waterways that course through the heart of Cajun country.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal tells residents not to panic as rivers swell.
Memphis is on high alert as the Mississippi River continues to rise. CNN's Holly Firfer reports.
People up and down the Mississippi River could feel the effects from this week's epic flooding long after the water recedes.
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.
Rising waters on the Mississippi River is causing flood levels of historic proportions across the Midwest.
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.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the operation to help ease pressure on the Mississippi River is working.
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.
The United States is building a massive, state-of-the-art data center to help protect the nation's cyber networks.
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.
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.
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.
Henry Ford once described history as "one damned thing after another." And he didn't even live in Louisiana.
CNN's Barbara Starr speaks with the man in charge of reviewing the public's ideas for cleaning up the Gulf oil spill.
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.
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.
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.
A federal judge ruled some of the damage during Hurricane Katrina was due to negligence by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
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.
Lock problems block traffic along the Ohio River at a dam facility near Warsaw, Kentucky, Sunday.
It's not a great time to be unemployed, and as CNN's Kara Finnstrom reports job hunting can be hard work.
A crowd of about 10,000 came to Dodger Stadium on Saturday, but they weren't there for a baseball game.
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.
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.
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.
CNN's Campbell Brown talks to Lt. Gen. Russel Honore about concerns relating to Gustav's impact.
The Army Corps of Engineers blows up rockets and bombs from an old bombing range near an Orlando neighborhood.
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 and crumbling, the Pin Oak levee was the only thing standing between Winfield, Missouri, and the flood-swollen Mississippi River on Wednesday.
Officials wait to see if the only remaining levee in Winfield, Missouri, will hold.
A heroic effort by hundreds of townspeople, volunteers and National Guardsmen to hold back the Mississippi River failed Friday -- undone by a burrowing muskrat
Muskrat holes weakened a Mississippi River levee on Friday, allowing floodwaters to pour into Lincoln County, Missouri, just north of St. Louis, officials said.
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.
CNN's Jacqui Jeras takes a look at some of the most dramatic moments from the recent storms in the Midwest.
A school bus in Jefferson County, Missouri, is caught in flooding.
Flood waters continue to rise in Pacific, Missouri and are not expected to crest until this weekend.
A federal judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over levee breaches after Hurricane Katrina
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.
How did Georgia's drought become a ''disaster of federal bureaucracy?'' CNN's Josh Levs reports.
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.
The state of Georgia, stricken by months of drought, confirmed Friday that it will sue the Army Corps of Engineers.
Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin says her city is enduring a record shortage of rain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scuba divers got a close look Tuesday at the muck trapping the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid in the Hudson River.
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.
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.
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.
The Supreme Court will decide the following key cases in June:
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.
Finger-pointing that began after Hurricane Katrina over who was responsible for maintaining the levees in New Orleans continued at a Senate hearing Thursday.
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.
Tuesday, October 18; Posted 4:49 p.m. ET From Ben Blake, CNN Gulf Coast Bureau
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
It will take nearly three months to drain some parts of New Orleans, a U.S. Army general said Friday.
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.
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Nineteen of 26 homes burned in a Charles County, Maryland, subdivision were the result of arson, authorities said Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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