Modernizing irrigation systems can involve complications
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Though preventing leaky canals from losing water doesn't seem like a particularly controversial idea, irrigators in Central Oregon have found out otherwise.
Venice, Budapest crashes renew debate on cruise ship safety
MILAN (AP) — Cruise industry officials long insisted that ship accidents wouldn't happen in Venice's busy Giudecca Canal, saying guiding tugboats and technology ensured safety.
5 injured in Venice as cruise ship slams into tourist boat
VENICE, Italy (AP) — A towering, out-of-control cruise ship rammed into a dock and a tourist riverboat on a busy Venice canal on Sunday morning, injuring five people, officials said. The collision...
Drought hits Panama Canal shipping, highlights climate fears
GATÚN, Panama (AP) — An intense drought related to this year's El Nino phenomenon has precipitously lowered the level of Panama's Gatun Lake, forcing the country's Canal Authority to impose draft...
Oklahoma couple’s retirement journey takes them to waterways
MOORE, Okla. (AP) — For over a year, Pat and Cathy Deadwiley weren't residents of their Moore home. They were residents of the open seas.
Well, it wasn't always a sea. Often it was a river, a canal, an inlet or a bay. But it was always aboard their boat, the Southern Cross, and always on the Great American Loop.
EPA: Dredging begins at Indiana Harbor Ship Canal
EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — Dredging of a ship canal in northwest Indiana has begun as environmental regulators continue to study off-site disposal options for highly contaminated sediments, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Louisiana’s spring shrimp season to open Monday
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's spring shrimp season will open Monday in a portion of state inshore waters.
The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission convened a special meeting Thursday to set the date for the opening in waters from the eastern shore of South Pass of the Mississippi River westward to the western shore of Freshwater Bayou Canal. The season opens at 6 a.m.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the shrimp season will reopen at 6 a.m. Monday in some outside waters off of Terrebonne Parish.
Biologists say small white shrimp have reached marketable size in the outside area from the northwest shore of Caillou (KY-yoo) Boca to the eastern shore of the Atchafalaya (uh-CHAF-uh-ly-uh) River Ship Channel at Eugene Island.
Turkey reveals route of ‘crazy’ Istanbul canal project
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has revealed the planned route for an ambitious canal in Istanbul that would link the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea — a project President Recep Tayyip Erdogan once dubbed one of his "crazy projects."
Transportation Minister Ahmet Arslan told reporters on Monday that the 45-kilometer (28-mile) -long "Canal Istanbul" would run from Kurucesme district on the Sea of Marmara to Durusu, on the Black Sea. The project would be launched later this year.
Toxic sediment dredging resumes at Indiana Harbor Ship Canal
EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers has resumed dredging toxic sediment from a northwestern Indiana canal that is among the country's most polluted waterways.
Indiana residents concerned about sediment disposal plan
EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — Northwest Indiana residents are concerned that a plan to store contaminated dredged sediments in a local disposal facility will create health risks and won't be an effective long-term solution to cleaning an area waterway.
Fish killed in Nebraska after water diversion stops
COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) — Officials say thousands of fish have died since a utility company was forced to stop diverting water from an eastern Nebraska river into its power canal.
The fish were killed after water flow from the Loup River to the Loup Public Power District's canal shut off July 15, the Columbus Telegram (http://bit.ly/2utqQqG ) reported.
Louisiana’s inshore shrimp season to close Friday
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's spring inshore shrimp season will close at 6 p.m. Friday.
The closure affects the Louisiana/Mississippi state line westward to the eastern shore of the Mississippi River and from Freshwater Bayou canal westward to the Louisiana/Texas state line except for: Lake Pontchartrain, Chef Menteur and Rigolets Passes, Lake Borgne, the Louisiana portion of Mississippi Sound, and the open waters of Breton and Chandeleur Sounds.
Work on Erie Canal began 200 years ago and changed history
A few days after the first shovel was thrust into the central New York state dirt on July 4, 1817, to ceremoniously begin the building of the Erie Canal, the real work got started.
NY agencies launch review of nuclear plant oil spill
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two state agencies are launching a "comprehensive review" of an oil spill at Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant in suburban New York.
The Department of Environmental Conservation and the Department of Public Service announced the step Monday following direction from Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The agencies say an inspection this weekend turned up "rusted and broken" containment systems that could allow spills to reach the Hudson River.