NEWS
Corps Not Budging on Miss. River Flap
Fri Dec 7, 2012 12:43 PM CST

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Army Corps of Engineers has turned back requests by federal lawmakers and the barge industry to release more of the Missouri River it is withholding, believing the drought-starved Mississippi River the Missouri feeds still will remain open to shipping despite mounting concerns.

Army Assistant Secretary Jo-Ellen Darcy, in a Thursday letter obtained by The Associated Press, told lawmakers from Mississippi River states she doesn't consider it necessary to boost Missouri River flows into the Mississippi -- something the politicians urgently had sought.

Darcy, a top Army Corps official, noted this week's revised National Weather Service ...

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