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

2 days 18 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Taylor Covington with the New Haven Track and Field Team. Taylor earned All-State honors medaling in four events at the state track meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday. She ran anchor on the 4X800 relay team that finished in sixth place.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 14 hours ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

16 hours 17 min ago

The Cardinals are off today before the Dodgers come to town for the start of a three-game series tomorrow night. John Lackey will start the opener for St. Louis. He's 2-and-3 with a 3.18 ERA. Los Angeles sends Mike Bolsinger to the mound. He's 3-and-0 with a 0.71 ERA.