Rivers and streams

May 08, 2019 - 8:27 am
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — A Georgia teenager is dead after slipping and falling in the gorge below a waterfall in Alabama. The Gadsden Times reports the 19-year-old from Rome, Georgia, died Tuesday evening while hiking with a group at Noccalula Falls. The victim's name hasn't been released. But Gadsden...
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March 05, 2019 - 7:24 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A former truck driver has pleaded guilty to illegally dumping tankers of toxic waste near South Carolina's only national park. The State reports 44-year-old Michael Greene admitted on Monday to repeatedly dumping the chemicals in 2017 in the Wateree River drainage basin, which...
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Workers with the City of Vicksburg fill sandbags in preparation of the rising floodwater in Vicksburg, Miss., on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. The Mississippi River is currently at 47.48 feet in Vicksburg according to the National Weather Service and is expected to crest at 51.4 feet on March 14th which is the highest crest since 2016 (Courtland Wells/The Vicksburg Post, via AP)
February 27, 2019 - 5:17 pm
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the South (all times local): 5 p.m. Workers are continuing to clear a mudslide in Tennessee, where transportation officials say part of Interstate 24 may be closed until March 15 or longer. Mud, rocks and trees slid down a hillside Saturday north of...
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February 25, 2019 - 4:15 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal utility says the Tennessee River Valley on average has endured a record amount of rain for February. Tennessee Valley Authority River Forecast Center manager James Everett told reporters Monday that, on average, 11 inches (28 centimeters) of rain have fallen this...
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In this Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, photo, a thick layer of dust is seen over the tent city set up for the spiritual-cleansing Kumbh Festival in Prayagraj, India. The skies over the confluence of sacred rivers in north India where millions of Hindu priests and pilgrims have come to wash away their sins for the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, that begins this week are thick with toxic dust, a sign that Indian government officials are struggling to grapple with India's worsening air pollution. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
January 14, 2019 - 8:50 pm
PRAYAGRAJ, India (AP) — Thousands of portable toilets line roads constantly swept clean, drinking water flows from newly installed taps, electric substations power a massive tent city and billboards encourage a "clean Kumbh," an extension of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's huge push to...
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January 04, 2019 - 1:45 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A tanker truck driver for a waste disposal company is accused of dumping thousands of gallons of poisonous liquid waste into a South Carolina creek. Citing a federal indictment issued this week, The State of Columbia reports Michael Greene was charged with "knowingly" and...
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January 03, 2019 - 8:43 am
MABLETON, Ga. (AP) — Officials in an Atlanta suburb say sewage has been flowing into one of the Chattahoochee River's main tributaries after a pump failed at a water treatment plant. Cobb County spokesman Ross Cavitt tells news outlets that county drinking water is safe despite the untreated...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2018, file photo, opponents of a proposed natural gas pipeline that would run through Maryland and under the Potomac River hold signs at a rally in Annapolis, Md., urging Gov. Larry Hogan to reject the project. The bottom line reads: "No Potomac Pipeline." A board of high-ranking Maryland officials rejected the pipeline Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, that would carry natural gas produced in Pennsylvania to West Virginia. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)
January 02, 2019 - 2:22 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A board of high-ranking Maryland officials on Wednesday rejected a proposed pipeline across the western part of the state that would carry natural gas produced in Pennsylvania to West Virginia. The Board of Public Works voted 3-0 against an easement for TransCanada's pipeline...
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December 24, 2018 - 12:54 pm
HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say approximately 12,000 gallons of untreated wastewater have spilled into a creek. WLOS in Asheville reports the city of Hendersonville notified the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality and Division of Water Resources that excessive...
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December 20, 2018 - 11:04 am
ROME (AP) — Police in Rome are searching the Tiber River for twin 6-month-old sisters after recovering the body of their mother. Police said Thursday they had retrieved the body of the mother from the rain-swollen river that runs through the capital. The search continued for the girls with police...
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