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Waurika Lake Water Users Asked to Reduce Consumption

Water conservation is at the forefront of many Texoman's minds as this drought lingers on and now, six cities across the Red River have been asked to reduce their water consumption from Waurika Lake in an effort to save that valuable resource.Waruika Master Conservancy District Manager David Taylor Full story

Two Mississippi River locks reopen as water recedes: Army Corps

(Reuters) - Receding water levels on the rain-swollen Mississippi River have allowed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reopen two locks on the waterway, and a Corps spokesman said on Friday that two other locks are expected to reopen this weekend. Full story

Flood halts Mississippi River barge traffic north of St Louis

(Reuters) - Barge traffic on a flooded stretch of the Mississippi River remained at a standstill on Tuesday, but relatively few vessels stood waiting at the channel's system of locks as shippers had received ample warning of the rising water. Full story

Floods halt Mississippi River shipping, shut Port of St Louis

(Reuters) - The Mississippi River was effectively closed to barge traffic from northern Iowa to St. Louis as flooding shuttered several locks on the major shipping waterway and stranded at least 70 barges, the U.S. Coast Guard and Army Corps of Engineers said. Full story

Lock repair to close part of Illinois River at least a week: Army Corps

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Barge shipping returned to normal this week on most of the Illinois River after spring floods, but lock repairs will halt navigation on a northern stretch for at least a week beginning on Friday, the Army Corps of Engineers and Coast Guard said. Full story

Illinois River may crest Tuesday night

   The Army Corps of Engineers is keeping a close eye on the main levee in Peoria, Ill. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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Floods to sideline Mississippi River barges at least another week

Floods shut Mississippi, Illinois river locks: Army Corps

Mississippi River locks 16-24 to close due to flood-Army Corps

Legal wrangles delay sea defenses in New Jersey towns hit by Sandy

Lawmakers try to shield Army Corps of Engineers from cuts


  Voters may be surprised by austerity pain

If Republicans in Congress can't come to an agreement on sequestration, communities across America will feel the pinch and voters might not be expecting the pain. Communities stand to lose crucial services, hundreds of thousands of jobs are on the line, paychecks will get hit and even the security l

  ‘Unwatering’ team is drying NYC subway tunnels

Most of Sandy’s flood waters on New York City’s streets have receded, but much of the water beneath the streets remains trapped. TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie met with Roger Less of the Army Corps of Engineers to talk about the task of drying out the underground.

  New levee system faces first big test

Isaac will put New Orleans’ new $15 billon levee system to test for the first time since its post-Katrina upgrade. However, there’s one major problem – the levee is only eight fee, well below the expected 12 foot storm surge.

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Army Corps of Engineers Mission Manager Sean O'Donnell enters a safe room at a temporary housing unit in Joplin, MO Thursday, August 18, 2011, in Joplin, Missouri (Jim Seida /

Members with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers open the Morganza Spillway in Morganza, Louisiana
Members with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers open the Morganza Spillway in Morganza, Louisiana

Members with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers open the Morganza Spillway in Morganza, Louisiana May 14, 2011. REUTERS/Sean Gardner

This Nov. 26, 2012, photo shows a flood wall and floodgate along Lakeshore Drive and Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans. By the time the next hurricane season starts in June 2013, New Orleans will take control of much of a revamped protection system of gates, walls and armored levees the Army Corps o