Latest Canals Stories

2011-06-27 00:00:29

LifeFone Personal Medical Alarms are an important tool to allow seniors to feel safe and independent in their own homes. For a limited time, LifeFone is offering a free Lock Box, a $39.95 savings. The hanging key safe lock box is designed to fit securely around the doorknob on your entry door. With the secret combination, summoned help can quickly retrieve the house key from inside the key safe lock box in an emergency without breaking into your home. White Plains, NY (PRWEB) June 26, 2011...

2011-04-11 00:00:38

NevGear and the V-Lock Quick Connect Mounting System make it easy to interchange accessories on your Golf Carts and NEV's. St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) April 8, 2011 The V-Lock Company has agreed to provide the V-Lock® universal mounting system for incorporation on all NevGear products (http://www.nevgear.com). NevGear manufactures cargo accessories designed to attach to a mounting system specifically designed for golf carts with rear seat kits and safety bars. With the incorporation of...

2008-08-30 09:00:36

By Elizabeth Hock and Laurie Edwards Water levels close to 4 feet below full pond are casting a wet blanket over Smith Mountain Lake. Lack of rainfall has put a damper on recreational activities -- from anglers who use public ramps to launch their boats to homeowners stuck in their coves. It's also forcing organizers of the lake's largest charity effort to come up with a contingency plan in case the dry spell continues. The remnants of Fay, a tropical depression that blew through the...

2008-08-17 15:00:15

By STACI MATLOCK Acequia group, residents blame development for depleting spring By Staci Matlock The New Mexican La Cienega's namesake springs southwest of Santa Fe are slowly but surely drying up. Drought, water guzzling non-native trees and, in the last decade, a lot of new domestic wells, have contributed to the springs' demise, irrigators say. "We're down to zero," said Samuel Montoya, 58-year-old mayordomo of Acequia Capilla, the last acequia fed by La Cienega Creek. "There's...

2008-08-14 00:00:24

By Emily Beament Invasive animals and plants which have been released or seed themselves into the wild are causing havoc on the UK's rivers and canals, according to British Waterways. Foreign pets such as terrapins, or garden plants such as giant hogweed, are damaging wildlife, and hampering access to banks and towpaths and maintenance of locks, bridges and channels, the agency said. Dealing with problem species costs British Waterways about 1m a year. The organisation, which manages a...

2008-07-06 12:00:12

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The last of the Mississippi River navigational locks that were closed to barges because of flooding are back in business. Jennifer Godfrey of the Army Corps of Engineers says locks in Clarksville and Winfield have reopened. Godfrey says commercial traffic at the St. Louis port is limited to the daytime. Flooding on the Mississippi forced the corps to close the locks last month. The locks use huge electric motors to open and close gates and valves. They raise and...

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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.