Latest Rivers and streams News

Corps study seeks solution to Jefferson County flooding

Nov. 17, 2018 12:55 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is looking at solutions to the persistent problem of flooding in Jefferson County near downtown Birmingham. WBMA-TV report s that a three-year study by the agency will look at multiple options. County Commission President Jimmie Stephens says...

Conservation groups disappointed with Illinois River plan

Nov. 15, 2018 3:36 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Conservation groups are expressing disappointment with a memorandum of agreement between Oklahoma and Arkansas officials to study ways to improve water quality in the Illinois River watershed. "This MOA proposes absolutely no provisions that will result in substantial water quality...

Officials: No emerging threat in contamination from air base

Nov. 9, 2018 5:52 AM EST

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Michigan environmental officials say there's no emerging threat of chemical contamination in the Clinton River and Lake St. Clair watershed despite tests that found contamination from Selfridge Air National Guard Base . The Detroit News reports that was the message to area...

Board again sidelines Kasich's order on Lake Erie algae

Nov. 1, 2018 3:20 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A state panel again Thursday delayed implementation of Ohio Gov. John Kasich's plan to create new regulations on thousands of farms in a bid to reduce fertilizer and manure feeding Lake Erie's sometimes toxic algae blooms. The decision by the Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission...

Police working to identify body believed dumped near Sandy

Oct. 29, 2018 7:39 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The body of a woman was found by a summer camp employee southeast of Portland. KOIN-TV reports the body was found at Sunday by a worker at Camp Namanu near the Sandy River in the area of Bull Run and Sandy. Clackamas County deputies say they believe the body was dumped there either on...

The Latest: Migrant dies in clash at border bridge

Oct. 28, 2018 11:23 PM EDT

TAPANATEPEC, Mexico (AP) — The latest on the caravan of Central American migrants making their way through southern Mexico (all times local): 9:20 p.m. A 26-year-old Honduran migrant has died of a head wound after a group of migrants clashed with Guatemalan and Mexican police on a border bridge between the...

Couple dedicates life to clearing Kalmiopsis Trail

Oct. 28, 2018 3:05 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gabe Howe stands at the trailhead of Babyfoot Lake with a pair of loppers resting on his broad shoulders. He surveys a vista of charred trees, bleached bone-grey in the scorching sun of southwestern Oregon. They stretch over contorted ridgelines as far as the eye can see, Oregon...

Pipeline ruptures bring new scrutiny to Pennsylvania geology

Oct. 27, 2018 3:07 AM EDT

FINLEYVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The only earth movement that Jeff and Michelle Seaman have noticed is the large gash dug by excavators and pipeliners in their backyard 50 feet from the pool where Ms. Seaman likes to float. On the hillside behind their Finleyville home, trees have given way to a 100-foot-wide path...

Razor clam digging delayed until March due to small clams

Oct. 26, 2018 1:21 PM EDT

SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Agriculture is delaying the razor clam harvest on an 18-mile stretch of beach between Seaside and the mouth of the Columbia River. The agency said Friday the harvest would open March 1. Razor clamming typically reopens on Oct. 1 each year. But fishery managers...

Woman drowns when boat capsizes at mouth of Umpqua River

Oct. 26, 2018 12:52 PM EDT

WINCHESTER BAY, Ore. (AP) — A 75-year-old woman drowned after the boat she was in capsized at the mouth of the Umpqua River in choppy water. The U.S. Coast Guard says the woman's husband, son and the son's friend were rescued Thursday. The woman, her husband, their son and the son's friend were out in a...