Jacob McCleland http://wwno.org en Army Corps' Options Dwindle Along With Mississippi River http://wwno.org/post/army-corps-options-dwindle-along-mississippi-river Every day this month, the Army Corps of Engineers is working hard to deepen the Mississippi River's shipping channel in an effort to keep navigation open between St. Louis and Cairo, Ill.<p>Water levels are forecast to remain high enough through January to float loaded barges, but some say the only way to keep the river open next month will be to release water from the Missouri River.<p>On a recent afternoon, Maj. Gen. John Peabody zoomed across the Mississippi River on a survey boat near the tiny southern Illinois town of Thebes. Sun, 13 Jan 2013 10:54:00 +0000 Jacob McCleland 26855 at http://wwno.org Water Levels Dangerously Low On Mississippi River http://wwno.org/post/water-levels-dangerously-low-mississippi-river Mississippi River water levels are reaching near-record lows. Sections of the middle Mississippi River may become obstructed in December by rock outcrops in southern Illinois. The Army Corps of Engineers plan to remove the rock pinnacles in February, but river navigation industry leaders say that's not soon enough. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 22:19:00 +0000 Jacob McCleland 24274 at http://wwno.org