A dredging emergency in the Upper Mississippi and Illinois rivers led river industry representatives to appeal to members of Congress to urge the Corps to better distribute already-allocated emergency dredging… Read More

Davenport, Iowa, largest of the Quad Cities, received unwanted national attention when a temporary flood barrier failed April 30. The floods inundated several square blocks in Davenport’s downtown and caused… Read More

Now that floodwaters are finally receding (if fitfully in some places, due to still greater than normal amounts of rainfall), rivers are dealing with massive amounts of silting that, on… Read More

Because this year’s floods have brought millions of extra tons of silt to the Upper Mississippi River, the St. Paul Engineer District has begun dredging operations earlier than usual. It… Read More