Thursday, June 2, 2011

Mississippi River Basin Water Resource News for the Week

Notable @UpperMiss Twitter Postings for the Week:
Current Flooding-
Floodplains, Dams and Navigation -
  • Guest Column: Time to invest in a sustainable Mississippi River system
  • New York Times editorial re: flooding & revisions of Federal water resource planning Principles & Guidelines
Water Quality-
Agriculture -
In the States -
Biodiversity, Wildlife and Invasives -
Federal Budget -
Political Scene -
  • Businessman Brad Schneider (D) will challenge potential IL US House redistricting target, Rep. Robert Dold (R-IL-10)
  • Iowa-1st state to finish redistricting & pass new Congressional map-will see several competitive 2012 House races
  • IL state House on Monday passed aggressive new congressional redistricting plan spearheaded by Democrats
  • At least six US House seats now considered in play thanks to Illinois redistricting
  • "Louisiana is an ultra-red state" even after US House district redistricting
Gulf Coastal Area-
Other news-
  • New American Rivers climate-water report: "Weathering Change: Policy Reforms that Save Money & Make Communities Safer"
Last word - "All of the oxygen in Washington is being breathed up by this problem." - U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE-1), referring to the national debt and budget deficit, to attendees of the National Dairy Producers Conference in Omaha, Nebraska

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