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Beshear Asks Corps of Engineers to Increase Missouri River Flow

2008 National Park Service

Governor Steve Beshear is joining officials from other states asking the Army Corps of Engineers not to restrict the flow of the Missouri River into the Mississippi. The Corps says the flow reduction is due to drought in the upper Missouri River. Beshear is vice chair of the National Governor Association’s Committee on Economic Development and Commerce. He says barge traffic on the Mississippi has suffered lately due to low water levels, and restricting flow further could bring commerce to a halt. The National Weather Service predicts the river level in the St. Louis area could fall to 4 feet below average by December 16th.

Shelly Baskin works in MSU's Office of Regional Outreach and is a graduate student in Occupational Safety and Health. A roustabout from Memphis, Tennessee, Shelly first found his way into WKMS through the newsroom back in 2011 through luck, charm and force of will. Though he left news for another position, he still enjoys working on independent radio projects and volunteering for the station. He’s an avid disc golfer and occasional real golfer and is terrible at both. A lover of all things musical, Shelly is always ready to hear something new and unique.
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