Posts Tagged ‘river’

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

by Associated Press Published: June 20,2013

Tags: board of supervisors, county, county govertnment, engine, ferry, government, overhaul, paint, renovation, repair, river, supervisor, 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

by Associated Press Published: June 14,2013

Tags: accident, barge, bridge, collision, fee, footage, infrastructure, maritime, river, river traffic, shipping, towboat, transportation, travel, video

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

by Associated Press Published: June 9,2013

Tags: engineering, enginer, flood, flood control, floodgate, flooding, river, water

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

by Associated Press Published: May 14,2013

Tags: crest, depth, engineer, flood, flooding, forecast, levee, predict, prediction, rain, river, snow, snowmelt, water

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

by Associated Press Published: May 5,2013

Tags: crest, flood, flooding, forecast, forecaster, rain, river, snow melt, water, Weather

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 Associated Press 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 […] [...]

Coast Guard says sunken barge no risk to river traffic

by Associated Press Published: April 23,2013

Tags: accident, barge, boat, boater, boating, bridge, collision, navigation, river, ship, shipper, shipping, sink, sunk, towboat, transportation

VICKSBURG — Authorities say the barge that sank after hitting a bridge on the Mississippi River at Vicksburg poses no dangers to shipping or the environment. Coast Guard Capt. Bill Drelling said today that the barge is in 80 feet of water so there’s no risk of other barges hitting it. No decision has been […] [...]

Spokesman: Raw sewage has been pouring in river since weekend

by Associated Press Published: April 23,2013

Tags: contaminate, pollutant, pollution, river, sewage, sewer, treatment plant, wastewater, water

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — Millions of gallons of raw sewage are pouring into the Mississippi River from a St. Louis wastewater treatment plant where two of three pumps have failed. Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District spokesman Lance LeComb says the pumps went out on Sunday night, and it’s unclear how quickly they may be fixed or […] [...]

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