Posts Tagged ‘river’

Well spill puts hundreds of gallons of oil in river

by Published: June 30,2013

Tags: ecosystem, energy, Nature, Oil, oil spill, oilwell, pollution, river, water, wildlife

WAYNESBORO — Authorities are cleaning up hundreds of gallons of oil that spilled from a well in Wayne County and leaked into the Chickasawhay River. The Clarion-Ledger reports that 945 to 2,362 gallons of oil spilled from a well owned by Logan Oil. The company notified Wayne County officials of the spill on Thursday. Allen Floyd, […] [...]

River mayors press on despite Farm Bill failure in House

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — Leaders of the Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative (MRCTI), a mayoral-led effort to create a coordinated voice for the Mississippi River, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi Valley Division, have signed a memorandum of common purpose (MOCP) in support of meeting today’s challenges facing the Mississippi River as well […] [...]

Supervisors letting bids to repair ferry; service resumes with dropping water

VICKSBURG — Warren County supervisors will advertise for bids for repairs to the Kings Point Ferry. The Vicksburg Post reports the board has not released a timetable for the work. The vessel is busiest during deer-hunting season each winter, when hunters flock to Kings Point Island, located north of Vicksburg on the Mississippi River. Plans […] [...]

Commission sets fee for public to buy bridge video footage

VICKSBURG — Copies of videos from security cameras on the old U.S. Highway 80 bridge over the Mississippi River will cost the public $500 each. The Vicksburg Bridge Commission voted this week to charge the fee to turn over footage from its security cameras when formally requested. The Vicksburg Post reports a federal lawsuit was […] [...]

Corps closing floodgate as rivers rise

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — A Mississippi floodgate is closing again because water levels are rising on the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is closing the Steele Bayou floodgate north of Vicksburg after opening it May 29. Corps officials expect the gate to stay closed two to three weeks, if no rain […] [...]

Island’s future still being weighed as committee starts work

COLUMBUS — There has been much talk over the years about what kind of economic development projects could be lured to the Island, but so far, no one has been able to come to agreement. Now, the Island’s future is on the table again, with the formation of an ad hoc committee to explore options […] [...]

Forecasters predict higher, later river crest at Vicksburg

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — The Mississippi River is now predicted to crest Friday at 44 feet in Vicksburg. The forecast is a foot higher and a day later than predicted last week. Forecasters tell the Vicksburg Post the updated projection is based on rainfall amounts in areas near tributaries that feed the Lower Mississippi. The river […] [...]

Senator introduces amendments in wake of La. levee flak

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has introduced a series of amendments intended to ensure the safety of Mississippians from flooding or storm surge threats that might result from a new flood control proposal for Louisiana. To various degrees, the three Cochran amendments to the Water Resources Development Act of 2013 (S.601 or […] [...]

Forecasters change river crest — again

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — Forecasters say the Mississippi River is predicted to reach flood stage of 43 feet in Vicksburg by May 15. The Vicksburg Post reports continued rain along the Ohio and Tennessee river valleys and snow in the upper Midwest are causing the rise. Forecasts on the Lower Mississippi have been adjusted four times […] [...]

Officials not expecting major flooding along river

by Published: April 30,2013

Tags: crest, flood, flooding, forecast, river, spring flood, water, Weather

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — New forecasts show the Mississippi River is unlikely to cause major flooding as it crests during coming weeks in Mississippi and Louisiana. Readings yesterday showed the river is slightly above the 41-foot flood stage at the Tunica River Park in Tunica, but is still within banks elsewhere in the two states. Webster […] [...]

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