Latest Water transport infrastructure Stories

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...

2006-12-04 12:00:46

By Chris Woodka, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Dec. 4--A water developer with plans to pipe Arkansas Valley water to the Denver metro area is playing a waiting game, and it may be years before the company seeks court approval, let alone build a pipeline. "It's a long-term project, no question," said Mark Harding, president of Thornton-based Pure Cycle Corp. Pure Cycle completed its purchase of Fort Lyon Canal farms and water rights from High Plains A&M in late August, but there is no...

2006-03-15 12:50:00

By Tim Gaynor MEXICALI, Mexico -- Nelida Botello just wants to grow oranges and grapefruits on her small farm in northern Mexico, a patch of green in the parched desert near the border with California. But to keep doing so, she and several thousand other Mexican farmers have had to appeal to a U.S. federal court, to stop a massive canal project in the United States threatening to deny them access to the droplets of water that keep their crops alive. From the fate of those family farms to...

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