U.S Army Corps of Engineers has Begun Reconstructing Water Flows out of Northern Reservoirs

At some point this winter, it may look like you can walk across the Missouri River. Over the objections of several downstream governors, including Missouri’s governor Jay Nixon, the U.S Army Corps of Engineers has begun reconstructing water flows out of northern reservoirs. The result will be a decrease in flow in the Missouri River. The big problem comes in the Mississippi, where decreased flow in the Missouri may bring shipping to a halt between St. Louis and Cairo Illinois. The Mississippi is already low from the summer drought. Under normal conditions, the Mississippi gets about 60% of its flow from the Missouri River and it’s already getting far less than that now. The corps is holding back water to keep its levels up in its northern reservoirs, which are used as recreation lakes. A lack of rainfall across the Missouri headwaters basin this fall is to blame for low water levels in the reservoirs.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 days 2 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Softball Player Megan Micke. The Junior Shortstop had a terrific start to the season helping the Jays to a second place finish in the Union Tournament Saturday. In three games, Megan had 11 plate appearances, eight official at-bats, four hits, including a double, an rbi, a stolen base with six runs scored, three walks and two strike outs.

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SPORTS CORNER

1 hour 30 min ago

Jorge Soler launched two home runs in just his third Major League game as the Cubs beat the Cardinals 7-2 at Busch Stadium. Soler went 3-for-3 and drove in three runs while Javier Baez added two RBI. Luis Valbuena and Arismendy Alcantara each hit a solo shot for the Cubs to end a short two game skid. Neil Ramirez earned the win in relief.