Army Corps fights Katrina from home
by Jake Lowary --
Sep 07, 2005 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In addition to money and supplies being sent to the destroyed city of New Orleans, the Army Corps of Engineers is doing what they can in Kentucky to help with the water levels on the Mississippi River.

Mike Looney, a worker with the Corps said that Kentucky dam is currently closed, however water is being pushed through the generators for electricity, which will affect the water levels in Cairo, Illinois and Smithland, Kentucky.

“By manipulating the amount of water we pass through, we can directly affect” the water levels of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, Looney said.

“(River levels) have a noticeable effect on the Mississippi and the Ohio,” he said.

Looney said that the corps, which in this area is governed through the Nashville office, is sending two units of workers to Mississippi and Louisiana to help with relief efforts.

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