January 5, 1991 |
Rain-swollen rivers in Indiana and Kentucky kept rising Friday, threatening more flooding in states where high water has caused at least one death, untold injuries and inflicted millions of dollars in damage. Trees and telephone poles poked out from receding floodwaters along some stretches of the Ohio River as residents began assessing the damage. Indiana Gov.
April 2, 1987 |
In a compromise expected to win congressional approval, two California representatives have agreed on legislation to protect 92 miles of the Kings River in Central California, including a scenic 11-mile stretch targeted for a project to provide irrigation and hydroelectric power. The deal worked out late Tuesday night by Reps. Richard Lehman (D-Sanger) and Charles Pashayan Jr. (R-Fresno) designates 81 miles of the river as part of the national Wild and Scenic Rivers system.
December 6, 1991 |
The last time I was here they were killing zoo bears. Ten years later, I can still see the hurt, dazed look of the city bureaucrat who had destroyed two old black bears in order to build a new bear grotto. He couldn't understand why everyone was so mad. "There must be something about bears," he kept muttering, "something about bears."
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August 2, 2003 |
A three-year study will try to determine if contamination of the lower Russian River from painkillers, birth-control pills and chemicals endangers the public water supply. Sonoma County officials said it will be the first time the river will be tested for "emerging contaminants," a group of chemicals found in medicine chests and on farms that are not part of routine water-quality tests.
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October 9, 2003 |
Alviso residents, who for two years have argued that weeds and silt clogging the Guadalupe River expose them to the risk of floods, will get some help this winter. On Tuesday, the Santa Clara Valley Water District board delayed a decision on whether to cut the weeds that have drastically narrowed the river channel through Alviso Slough during the last 20 years. Instead, it launched a program to find out what extra flood protection measures can be taken before this winter's rains begin.
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April 23, 1992 |
Spurred by memories of Adam Paul Bischoff's futile struggle against the Los Angeles River, about 14 people Wednesday offered a city task force ideas Wednesday for rescuing people from rain-filled storm channels. The plans--including permanent or emergency nets that could snag victims from rushing currents, and steel frameworks like playground "monkey bars" that swimmers could grab--were suggested at the first public meeting of the Los Angeles River Rescue Task Force.
March 3, 2007 |
Cave divers in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula have discovered what may be the world's longest underground river, connecting two cave systems with a waterway of at least 95 miles. A group of foreign divers exploring the area near the Caribbean beach resort of Playa del Carmen have yet to name the river but believe it could be connected to two other major systems, adding more than 125 miles to its length.
February 27, 1987 |
The traffic is bewildering, and made no better by hot-rodders dragging in the gaps. Collisions are a major problem. So, too, a longtime law enforcement officer says, is the noise, which has blasted to new levels in the past decade. And pollution resists remedy. All this is on the river. It's where Bangkokians go to escape the motorized madness of the streets.
January 2, 1999 |
In an unusual partnership, environmentalists, polluters, local municipalities and the EPA are working together to clear out the toxic gunk that's clogging the Ashtabula River near Lake Erie. Their common goal is to start dredging the river without the years of lawsuits and studies typical of cleanups done under the Superfund law. Layers of heavy metals and cancer-causing polychlorinated biphenyl compounds, or PCBs, have contaminated the river-bottom silt.
December 9, 2004 |
Several days of heavy rain have pushed the Tennessee River out of its banks, flooding some homes, officials said Wednesday. The flooding was so extensive that a holiday boat parade was delayed until after Christmas. The Stars on the River Christmas boat parade at Huntsville's Ditto Landing, set for Saturday, was postponed until Jan. 8 because roads leading to the marina were flooded, officials said.