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Wyoming Has More Than 80 Rivers, Which Is The Longest?

Wyoming's water systems are quite impressive. Over 80 rivers that total almost 109,000 miles and over 4,000 lakes & reservoirs are in the Cowboy State. Of all of the rivers that are in Wyoming, only one is longer that 1,000 miles long and many of them end up in the nations longest river, the Missouri River.
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New Executive Director for MSAC

The Missouri Sedimentation Action Coalition has named Scott Kostal of Springfield as their Executive Director. He takes over for Sandy Stockholm, who will stay as communications director. Kostal says he has had a lifelong interest in the Missouri River….. Kostal says he wants to build on the experience of...
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Beautiful Bench depiction celebrates Atchison frontier history

Beautiful Bench number nine, "Clark and Lewis" was recently set along Commercial Street and River Road near Atchison Riverfront where it visually tells the tale of the first Fourth Fourth of July celebration in the American western frontier. The artwork by Dan Bowen, a retired science professor at Benedictine College...
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Endangered Person Advisory: Car found on HW 67

Willie Victory’s family reported his missing Thursday afternoon. Police say he made suicidal statements to family during his last contact with them. His vehicle was located unoccupied with the keys in it on Highway 67 over the Missouri River.

St. Louis County police searching for missing Florissant man

FLORISSANT, Mo. — The St. Louis County Police Department is looking for a 39-year-old man whose car was found abandoned over the Missouri River Wednesday. Police said Willie Victory, a 39-year-old man from Florissant, was reported missing Thursday afternoon after being last seen or heard from by his family on Nov. 28.

Wyoming Has More Than 80 Rivers, Which Is The Longest?

Wyoming's water systems are quite impressive. Over 80 rivers that total almost 109,000 miles and over 4,000 lakes & reservoirs are in the Cowboy State. Of all of the rivers that are in Wyoming, only one is longer that 1,000 miles long and many of them end up in the nations longest river, the Missouri River.
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Lawmaker wants to use Missouri surplus to widen I-70

Construction workers haul limestone quarried from the river bluff to the construction site of a new Interstate 70 Missouri River bridge connecting Boone and Cooper counties. (Don Shrubshell/photo courtesy Columbia Daily Tribune)
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MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of December 5, 2022

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of Dec. 5 – 11. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map. Inclement weather may cause schedule...
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Suspended for winter: U.S. Route 36 Pony Express Bridge westbound and Route 759 ramp U.S. Route 36 Missouri River bridges rehabilitation project in St. Joseph

St. Joseph, Mo. – A project to rehabilitate the westbound Buchanan County U.S. Route 36 Pony Express Bridge over the Missouri River has been suspended for the winter season. Contractors from Comanche Construction Inc., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, began the process of winterizing the project and moving barriers earlier this week. During the winter suspension, the east end (St. Joseph side) of the westbound bridge will remain narrowed to one lane. The ramp from Route 759 to westbound U.S. Route 36 will remain closed.
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FWP lifts partial closure at Fairweather Fishing Access Site

MISSOULA, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks announced the partial closure at Fairweather Fishing Access Site has been lifted and is now open to motorized access. The partial closure was instated on Nov. 16 due to an ice jam and flooding in the north portion of the site.

Remembering When The Mississippi River Flowed North

While the San Andreas Fault in California may receive more publicity, the New Madrid Fault that triggered powerful earthquakes in the winter of 1811-1812 caused the Mississippi River to reverse its course. One of the results of what was estimated to be a 7.5 earthquake that knocked down building in Louisville, Ky. was that it created Reelfoot Lake which spreads 18,000 acres across Obion and Lake Counties in northwestern, Tenn. The east side of the Mississippi River upheaval that formed Reelfoot Lake has now been designated as Reelfoot Lake State Park and National Refuge Center. It is located nearly 300 miles southwest...
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Pony Express Bridge Rehab Project Suspended For Winter

The project to rehabilitate the westbound Buchanan County U.S. Route 36 Pony Express Bridge over the Missouri River has been suspended for the winter season. Contractors from Comanche Construction Inc., working with Mo-Dot, began the process of winterizing the project and moving barriers earlier this week. During the winter suspension, the east end (St. Joseph side) of the westbound bridge will remain narrowed to one lane. The ramp from Route 759 to westbound U.S. Route 36 will remain closed.
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Hydrologic Outlook issued for Burleigh, Morton by NWS

Effective: 2022-12-02 13:34:00 CST Expires: 2022-12-02 22:00:00 CST Urgency: Future Severity: Unknown Certainty: Possible Target Area: Burleigh; Morton MISSOURI RIVER NEAR BISMARCK AND MANDAN ICING OVER While ice has been making its way through the Bismarck and Mandan reach of the Missouri the past few days, data for the Missouri River gages at Bismarck, Below Mandan, and Schmidt Bottoms all reflect a steady rise over the past 24 hours of nearly one foot. This is somewhat slower than normal even though it is likely to accelerate through Friday afternoon and evening as the river channel fills with immobile ice. Since 2010, the river has risen between five and nearly eight feet during the first icing over event for the winter season, often in well under 24 hours. As of Friday afternoon, the water level for the Missouri River at Bismarck is 4.9 feet. Given recent history, this would suggest the river will be at a stage of between roughly 9 feet and 12 feet once the river ice is in place. Flood stage at the Bismarck gage on the Missouri River is 14.5 feet. If you observe problematic high water, please report this to your local emergency management.
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Wind Chill Advisory issued for Bottineau, Dunn, McHenry, McKenzie, McLean, Mercer, Oliver by NWS

Effective: 2022-12-02 18:00:00 CST Expires: 2022-12-03 09:00:00 CST Urgency: Expected Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely Instruction: Use caution while outdoors. Wear appropriate clothing, a hat, and gloves. Target Area: Bottineau; Dunn; McHenry; McKenzie; McLean; Mercer; Oliver; Pierce; Rolette WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM CST /5 PM MST/ THIS EVENING TO 9 AM CST /8 AM MST/ SATURDAY * WHAT...Very cold wind chills as low as 35 below zero expected. * WHERE...Areas along the Missouri River and eastward, including the Turtle Mountains and James River Valley. * WHEN...From 6 PM CST /5 PM MST/ this evening to 9 AM CST /8 AM MST/ Saturday. * IMPACTS...The cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.
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Corps of Engineers to study possible changes in Missouri River levees

(KMAland) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is agreeing to consider changes to levees along the Missouri River in an effort to avoid a repeat of recent major floods. State officials in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska worked together to suggest changes to reduce the risks following the 2019 flood. Colonel Travis Rayfield, commander of the Corps’ Kansas City District, says federal law restricts what they can do when rebuilding levees that were broken by floodwaters.