Mississippi River http://wfpl.org en Middle Mississippi River Makes List of 'Most Endangered Rivers' for Flood Control Project http://wfpl.org/post/middle-mississippi-river-makes-list-most-endangered-rivers-flood-control-project <p>The stretch of the Mississippi River that touches Kentucky and Missouri is on one environmental group’s list of the most endangered rivers in the country. <a href="http://www.americanrivers.org/" target="_blank">American Rivers</a> says the wildlife of the Middle Mississippi River is threatened by a proposed flood control project.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 04:01:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 9095 at http://wfpl.org Middle Mississippi River Makes List of 'Most Endangered Rivers' for Flood Control Project Barge Owners Want Beshear's Help in Raising River Level http://wfpl.org/post/barge-owners-want-beshears-help-raising-river-level Several companies that operate barges on the drought-stricken Mississippi River have asked Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to intervene by calling for a presidential disaster declaration.<p> The companies, including three based in Paducah, say such a request could be a first step in getting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to release water from the Missouri River to improve the flow of theMississippi.<p> The companies made the appeal in a Dec. Wed, 26 Dec 2012 20:03:27 +0000 Associated Press 3128 at http://wfpl.org Barge Owners Want Beshear's Help in Raising River Level