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Old 12-12-2013, 04:41 PM   #1
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USA: Army Corps to Remove Rocks from Mississippi River Channel
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Posted on Dec 11th, 2013

Dredging Today – USA: Army Corps to Remove Rocks from Mississippi River Channel
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District will soon begin work on the Middle Mississippi River at Thebes, Ill., to remove rocks that pose a threat to navigation during low river stages.

Contractors working for the Corps will remove approximately 2,800 cubic yards of rock as a permanent improvement to the navigation channel over the next few months, with options for additional removal in future years. The rock removal project continues work begun last year when river levels dipped to near-record lows from St. Louis south to the Ohio River confluence.

The rocks are part of a large natural formation, most of which was...
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2,800 cubic yards of rock is a lot of rock. Removing that amount of rocks will irreversibly alter the hydrology of the river... which will negatively impact the ecosystem and aquatic life and all allegedly because of "near-record" lows last year from drought. So much for preserving biodiversity.
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