Latest U.S. Army Corps of Engineers News

Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees

Mar. 18, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of homes have flooded in several Midwestern states after rivers breached at least a dozen levees following heavy rain and snowmelt in the region, authorities said Monday while warning that the flooding was expected to linger. Many homes in a mostly rural area of Missouri's...

Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees

Mar. 18, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of homes have flooded in several Midwestern states after rivers breached at least a dozen levees following heavy rain and snowmelt in the region, authorities said Monday while warning that the flooding was expected to linger. Many homes in a mostly rural area of Missouri's...

The Latest: Weather service confirms 4 tornadoes in Michigan

Mar. 15, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

VERNON, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a powerful storm system moving through the Midwest (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Authorities say four tornadoes touched down in mid-Michigan during a fast-moving storm that swept across the state. National Weather Service meteorologist Danny Costello says two tornadoes...

Midwest flooding forces evacuations, closing of road, river

Mar. 15, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Flooding in the central U.S. on Friday swamped small towns, forced some residents along waterways to evacuate, threatened to temporarily close a nuclear power plant and shut down stretches of a major river and an interstate highway, foreshadowing a difficult spring flooding season. The...

Corps fights tribal request for more pipeline study records

Mar. 12, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal officials who permitted the Dakota Access oil pipeline are turning over some documents sought by American Indian tribes suing over the project, but said a request for dozens more records is vague and overly broad and should be rejected by a federal judge. Texas-based Energy...

Army Corps approves $2 billion Arizona copper mine project

Mar. 5, 2019 1:52 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will issue a permit authorizing construction of a $2 billion copper mine in southern Arizona by a Canadian company. The Tohono O'odham, Pascua Yaqui and Hopi tribes oppose the project over concerns it would damage ancestral homelands. An...

Tribes accuse Corps of withholding pipeline study records

Mar. 2, 2019 9:56 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Tribes battling the Dakota Access oil pipeline in court are accusing the Army Corps of Engineers of withholding dozens of documents that could bolster their case that the pipeline could unfairly impact them. Many of the records that attorneys for the four Sioux tribes allege are...

APNewsBreak: Tribe says Corps' pipeline findings preordained

Feb. 28, 2019 4:04 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Native American tribe leading the fight against the Dakota Access oil pipeline said Thursday that an Army Corps of Engineers document shows the agency concluded the pipeline won't unfairly affect tribes before it consulted them. Standing Rock Sioux officials say the document,...

Water surrounds Mississippi town as rivers rise across South

Feb. 27, 2019 5:20 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Many Southern communities could face weeks of flooding, along with other disruptions, as recent rains have sent many streams over their banks. In one Mississippi Delta hamlet, the mayor says water has cut off all but one road into the town and forced some residents to flee. Runoff is...

The Latest: Tennessee mudslide work may continue for weeks

Feb. 27, 2019 5:18 PM EST

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the South (all times local): 5 p.m. Workers are continuing to clear a mudslide in Tennessee, where transportation officials say part of Interstate 24 may be closed until March 15 or longer. Mud, rocks and trees slid down a hillside Saturday north of...