Mississippi River

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Rising Mississippi River threatening towns

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mississippi River communities scrambling Tuesday to fend off the rain-engorged waterway got discouraging news: More rains looming across much of the nation’s midsection threatened to slow the potential retreat of the […]

06/04/2013

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Crests approaching in several towns in Midwest

CLARKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — An all-too-familiar springtime ritual played out around the nation’s heartland this weekend as volunteers, National Guardsmen and even prison inmates joined together in an effort to ward off fast-rising floodwaters. Dangerously […]

04/21/2013

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EPA: More than half of streams in ‘poor’ shape

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half of the country’s rivers and streams are in poor biological health, unable to support healthy populations of aquatic insects and other creatures, according to a new nationwide survey released Tuesday.

03/26/2013

Cattle feed in a snow covered pasture near Lecompton, Kansas

Recent storms ease the drought in middle of U.S.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Recent rain and snowstorms have eased the worst U.S. drought in decades in portions of the nation’s midsection, swelling some major inland rivers to near flood stage and drenching some farmland enough to possibly delay spring planting.

03/11/2013

Mississippi River

Ships idle for Miss. River oil cleanup after crash

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Freight barges were idled among some 50 vessels stacked up Tuesday along a normally bustling stretch of the Mississippi River that was closed as crews worked to clean up leaking oil spilled in a weekend barge accident.

01/29/2013

Misery in La. as Isaac flooding leaves power out

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Isaac sloshed north into the central U.S. on Friday after flooding stretches of Louisiana and knocking out power, leaving entire water-logged neighborhoods without lights, air conditioning or clean water. It will […]

08/31/2012

Rescues as Isaac floods outside New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Isaac poured unrelenting rain Thursday, flooding areas north and south of New Orleans even as the city’s fortified defenses held and forcing officials to launch speedy evacuation and rescue efforts in […]

08/30/2012

Officials may breach levee as Isaac storms inland

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – New Orleans residents are facing a dusk-to-dawn curfew as Hurricane Isaac continues to drench the Crescent City. Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the curfew as Isaac lashed the city on the seven-year […]

08/29/2012

Isaac spins into New Orleans on slow slog inland

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Hurricane Isaac began a slow, drenching slog inland from the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, pushing water over a rural Louisiana levee and stranding some people in homes and cars as […]

08/29/2012

Drought-stricken states welcome rain from Isaac

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The remnants of Tropical Storm Isaac could bring welcome rain to some states in the Midwest this week, although it is unlikely to break the drought that has been gripping the […]

08/28/2012

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