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

3 days 8 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Swimmer Michael Matthews from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Michael medalled in two events at the state swim meet at the St. Peters Rec-Plex. He took 7th in the 50-Yard Freestyle and 4th in the 100-Yard Butterfly. Michael also medalled in four events in the AAA Conference meet, helping Borgia secure the conference title.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 2 days ago

Every election year, I hear the same complaints about the political party system, rigged elections and flawed candidates. As it happens, many of these come from folks who are rationalizing their decision not to vote.

I have a word for those who opt not to vote and then complain bitterly about the folks who end up running our country.

Malcontents.

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SPORTS CORNER

6 hours 35 min ago

Thanks to a balanced scoring attack and a second half surge, the Mizzou Men's Basketball team improved to 2-1 on the season with a 78-64 win over Oral Roberts Wednesday evening at Mizzou Arena. Freshman Montaque Gill-Caesar led the offensive output for Missouri with 19 points, with 10 total Tigers reaching the score sheet on the night. The Tigers fell behind early as a result of a sharp shooting performance from Oral Roberts to open the game.