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2010-05-10 07:00:00

ST. LOUIS, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Missouri American Water today announced that four watershed-related projects will receive a total of more than $12,000 in Missouri American Water Grant funds. The 2010 grant recipients are: East-West Gateway Council of Governments, based in St. Louis, was awarded $5,000 to fund development of a nine-element watershed plan for the lower Meramec River. Missouri River Relief of Columbia was awarded $3,700 for the Missouri River Clean-up and Confluence...

2008-07-21 06:00:26

By Elizabethe Holland, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 21--Two area men drowned in separate incidents Saturday, one while fishing on a lake in Callaway County, Mo., and the other while swimming in the Meramec River near Stanton, Mo. In the Callaway County incident, Dale Kolb, 65, of St. Charles, was fishing shortly before noon Saturday with a friend when the aluminum boat they were in capsized, according to the county Sheriff's Department. The two were fishing on a 30-acre lake on Kolb...

2008-06-09 12:00:28

By Carolyn Tuft, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jun. 9--A teen and a 21-year-old man died in separate drownings Saturday on the Meramec and Current Rivers, the Missouri water Patrol reported. In the first drowning, a 17-year-old Strafford, Okla., boy had been swimming about 3:15 p.m. Saturday with his brother and several children in the Current River near Doniphan, Mo., about a mile north of the Arkansas state line. The patrol reported that the group decided that they would all try to swim...

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2008-03-21 11:05:00

Flooding from rainstorms blamed for at least 16 deaths threatened to worsen Friday, with many Midwestern rivers over their banks for more than a day already and the water level climbing. To the north, a fresh snowstorm blew into the Chicago area, prompting authorities to cancel flights protectively. Forecasters said the storm could leave as much as 9 inches of heavy snow in the region. A blizzard warning remained in effect in northern Maine, where fierce winds had already scattered a foot or...


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