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20 Years Later, We Dread the Next Flood
June 9, 2013
Article focuses upon remembrance of the flood that impacted the Kansas City area during the summer of 1993. Business and property owners in the affected areas are interviewed and discuss both their recollections...
Aids to Navigation on the Missouri River: Concrete Piles Employed in Dam Construction
Photos and article about the modification of the course of the Missouri River at Elwood Bend, Missouri, just north of Saint Joseph, and at Fort Riley, Kansas, with concrete dams built to improve navigation...
Army Corps of Engineers Wharf Buildings
Full frontal and sideview; located at approximately Delaware and the Missouri River.
Big Magic for the Big Muddy
Photos, map, illustrations, and article about the plans for flood prevention, navigation, and irrigation on the Missouri River Valley and directly affecting Kansas City. Mention of "the teeming war industry...
Blue River is Flowing Toward a Cleaner Future
November 29, 2008
Efforts are underway to clean up the Blue River. The City is working with the Army Corps of Engineers to remove trash and blighted buildings and to clean the river polluted with industrial runoff and other...
Blue Springs Lake
Topographical map of "East Fork Little Blue River, Missouri" has development plan superimposed on it. Marina, hiking trails, nature, picnic and camping areas are marked.
Boom on the Missouri
Article with large photos, map, and captions about the proposed "broad plan for control and development--an MVA like the TVA" of the Missouri River valley, with dams to be built by the United States Army...
Business Beat: Groundbreaking April 5
Description of a project to study water resource management in regard to urban planning.
Busy Days on the Big Muddy
Illustrations (by artist Robert Andrew Parker, or Robert Parker) and article about the riverboats carrying cargo downstream on the Missouri River, with many depictions of barges, their pilots, and river...
Civil Engineering: Dams for Domestic Needs
Article about the Garrison Dam project on the Missouri River, designed both to provide a water reservoir for irrigation and for flood control upstream of Garrison, North Dakota.
Corps Promises Changes
November 8, 2011
"Under pressure from Congress and states, the Army Corps of Engineers said Monday that it will change its approach to operating Missouri River dams with the aim of reducing prospects for future flooding."...
Digging Out Kansas City Business
Recovery from flood involving literally digging business buildings out from the "evil-smelling mud."
Engineering: Taming Missouri River
News about four dams on tributaries of the Missouri River to control flooding, including "the Kortes and the Boysen dams in Wyoming, Angostura in South Dakota, and the Enders in Nebraska," all part of...
March 18-24, 2004
Editorial poking fun at Congressman Sam Graves' opposition to a plan to restore some of the Missouri River's natural ebb and flow. Supporters of the plan, including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,...
Flood Waters Roll into History as New Marks Are Set, Controls Talk Revives
Description with numerous photos of the flood, accompanied by engineering plans to prevent a similar reoccurrence.
From One Dam, More Power and Water for a Sixth of U. S.
Article about the hydroelectric power and reservoir water gained by the new Oahe Dam on the Missouri River in South Dakota, providing both flood control and irrigation water for farmers, built by the United...
Historical Resources Mitigation Volume I: We Remember the Rivers--An Oral History Survey of the River Valleys in the Harry S. Dam and Reservoir Project, Missouri
Study of the history of the river valleys flooded by or closely affected by Truman Lake, created by a dam of the Osage River and its tributaries southeast of Kansas City. Includes oral interviews conducted...
Historical Resources Mitigation Volume II: Bridges over the Osage--Harry S. Truman Dam and Reservoir Project, Missouri
Study of the history of the bridges across the Osage River and its tributaries built between 1895 and 1937, flooded by or closely affected by Truman Lake, southeast of Kansas City, gathered partially through...
History of Early Steamboat Navigation on the Missouri River, etc.
Review of a book called "History of Early Steamboat Navigation on the Missouri River" by Hiram M. Chittenden, an Army Corps of Engineers officer with first-hand knowledge of its dangers and landmarks....
How Superflood Wrecked Kansas City
Brief account of the flood damage and the city's recovery.
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