Army Corps of Engineers Reopens Two Mississippi River Locks
CLARKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reopened two Mississippi River locks, now that flooding is easing on the waterway. The corps said locks 24 at Clarksville, Mo., and locks 25 at Winfield, Mo., opened in recent days. They had been shut down for several days due to flooding, which made the river dangerous for barges and other traffic.
The river was still nearly 6 feet above flood stage at Clarksville, and nearly 7 feet above flood stage at Winfield on Tuesday, but was falling at both places.