[Homestead] Anybody here???
Bunjov at aol.com
Bunjov at aol.com
Fri Jan 30 17:43:01 EST 2009
We are here! We are here! (Horton Hears a Who).
Any truth to the following?
Portions of Missouri River are sinking 1/30/2009 4:49:02 PM
KANSAS CITY, MO — The Missouri River is sinking, and water utilities have
been hit the hardest, according to a January 28 Associated Press _report_
Portions of the river, from southeast Nebraska to the eastern Missouri
community of Hermann near St. Louis, are losing elevation as the river bottom
erodes. This is causing big problems for utilities that rely on the river to
supply drinking water.
Scientists are focused on Kansas City because of the potential impact
there. According to the report, “For Kansas City, at ground zero, it’s meant $4
million and counting to improve the river intake used by the Water Services
Department for drinking water.”
As the river erodes, other potential problems arise, including threats to
the stability of bridges and levees.
The US Army Corps of Engineers is completing an initial study of the
degradation. While there does not seem to be a clear reason for the degradation,
some theories include impacts from dredging, upstream dams that reduce the
amount of sediment flowing downstream and other processes.
John Grothaus, chief of the planning section for the Corps of Engineers in
Kansas City, said in the report, “Part of the whole problem is it’s not
visible,” referring to Kansas City’s investment in pumps to reach lower river
levels. “It's not in the public eye, you can’t see it on the river.”
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In a message dated 1/30/2009 2:07:05 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
genegerue at ruralize.com writes:
I was wondering the same. Probably everyone is out in the plant-
starting room or better yet, in the dirt. Or shoveling snow. Or
dealing with ice. Action is better than cabin fever, yes?
In my experience, people become energized at the beginning of each new
On Jan 30, 2009, at 2:39 PM, Jeanne Driese wrote:
> Jeanne here, and wondering why I have not gotten any emails for a
> day or two? Am I still connected?
> Just wondering.
> North East TN zone 6
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