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AP: At least 1,680 dams across the US pose potential risk

A review of federal data and reports obtained under state open records laws identified 1,688 high-hazard dams rated in poor or unsatisfactory condition as of last year in 44 states …


Top Houston area official calls for major flood control plan

The Houston area should have a new reservoir, fix aging reservoirs and complete long-sought bayou and creek flood control projects as part of 15 recommendations from the top elected official …


B.C. residents push for more-stable reservoir levels as Columbia River Treaty is renegotiated

NAKUSP, British Columba – Crystal and Janet Spicer grew up in a white-frame farmhouse on 60 fertile acres along the Columbia River in Canada. Their father was a local legend …


Residents say Columbia’s dams have affected area families, economy

On a crisp day in March, Charlie Maxfield walked the along the mudflats south of Nakusp, remembering places that were flooded when the reservoir behind Hugh Keenleyside Dam filled. Maxfield’s …


Dam treaty to be revisited

Nearly 50 years ago, Canada and the United States shook hands over a groundbreaking accord that altered life in the Northwest. The Columbia River Treaty turned the 1,200-mile-long river and …


Alliance sues corps over CdA trees

The Kootenai Environmental Alliance filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ controversial decision to require the city of Coeur d’Alene to remove hundreds …


Army Corps says trees can help, harm levees

A new study by the Army Corps of Engineers says that trees growing on levees can strengthen the flood-control structures in some circumstances, but indicated that results vary by soil …


Army Corps’ levee policy cuts to heart of habitats

Get rid of the trees. That’s the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ edict across the West in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Trees are in the crosshairs as the Army …


Residents Hear About Plans For Stormwater Solutions

Suzanne Hatcher’s neighborhood on Moran Prairie is a flood zone. Homeowners have coped with waterlogged basements. A sinkhole opened up in front of her house two years ago. Hatcher said …


St. Maries Levee Work Resumes

Heading off trouble. Heavy equipment digs into the hillside Wednesday along Meadowhurst Road as work on levees continues near St. Maries. Photo by Dan McComb/The Spokesman-Review


Project Banks On The Future Permanent Solution Sought At Dragoon Creek

Workers install a silt containment barrier Tuesday before starting bank repair on Dragoon Creek. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review


More Permits Sought To Ease Flooding Woes Shoring Up Riverbanks Requires Army Corps Of Engineers’ Ok

It took Lyle Hutchison three months to get a federal permit to shore up the bank of the Salmon River where it runs past his alfalfa field. He knows several …


County Was Bullied Into Tree Cutting

Speaking of federal arrogance and confusion … Last Wednesday we blasted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for demanding the removal of huge, picturesque cottonwood trees that long have grown …


Trees Cut Along St. Joe Corps Says Cottonwoods Pose Threat To Dikes, But Some Residents Say County Is Going Too Far

1. Sunny St. Joe? A tugboat cruises past crews removing cottonwood trees along the St. Joe River. Photo by Julie Titone/The Spokesman-Review 2. Logger Gary Appel says he’s chain himself …