Chemical spill in Delaware River prompts Philadelphia officials to urge against drinking tap water

CNN  —  The City of Philadelphia advised area residents on Sunday to drink bottled water “out of caution” after a chemical spill in the Delaware River. “City of Phila recommends using bottled drinking water from 2PM 3/26/2023 until further notice for all Phila Water Department customers,” according to cell phone push alerts shared with CNN. … Read more

Thai, Chinese backers sign power purchase agreement for Mekong River dam in Laos — Radio Free Asia

Thai and Chinese investors have signed a power purchase agreement that paves the way for the construction of a third dam on the Mekong River in Laos. The project in the Pak Lay district of northern Laos’ Xayaburi province – delayed for several years – could see work on basic infrastructure like a bridge and … Read more

Lower Snake River Issues Cause Concern For Barge

The inland waterways report in September 2022 edition of Marine News focused on issues facing the Lower Snake River Dams (LSRD) in the northwest, in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Walla Walla District. That report referenced issues and concerns confronting regional towboat and barge operators about possible changes to the Columbia Snake River System … Read more

Once Again, Teesta River Issue Roils Bangladesh-India Relations – The Diplomat

Advertisement On March 4, the irrigation department of the government of the eastern Indian state of West Bengal acquired around 1,000 acres of land to dig an additional two canals under the Teesta Barrage Project to draw water from the Teesta River for agricultural purposes. Under the plan, “a 32 km-long canal to draw water … Read more

South Korean capital planning ‘floating’ swimming pool and art pier near Han River

CNN  —  Just two weeks after announcing plans to build the world’s largest spokeless Ferris wheel, Seoul’s city government has shared its intention to build urban ‘floating’ swimming zones along the capital’s Han River. Seoul mayor Oh Se-hoon announced that an art pier and public swimming pool are planned for Ichon Han River Park in … Read more

VIDEO : Millions of fish have died in Australia due to low river oxygen levels

Updated: 21/03/2023 – 13:18 Contractors began removing millions of rotting fish from a river in the Australian Outback on Monday after an unprecedented die-off following floods and hot weather.  Contractors began removing millions of rotting fish from a river in the Australian Outback on Monday after an unprecedented die-off following floods and hot weather.  The … Read more

Crews in California brace for more flooding as another atmospheric river approaches, bringing heavy rain and fierce winds

CNN  —  California state emergency officials are positioning crews across several counties to brace for more damaging floods as another atmospheric river is set to slam storm-fatigued California Tuesday, threatening to whip up hurricane force winds and deluge the state with more rain and snow. “Now’s the time to make sure you and your family … Read more

A 12th atmospheric river is headed towards California, threatening even more floods

CNN  —  Still reeling from an onslaught of powerful storms and destructive floods, California is bracing for a 12th atmospheric river that’s expected to bring a new round of heavy snow and rain to the state. The latest in the parade of storms ushered moisture into California Sunday, lashing the state with high winds and … Read more

California weather: How residents are facing the onslaught of flooding, downpours and rough winds as the season’s 12th atmospheric river takes aim

CNN  —  Brightly colored toys buried in mud. Brown murky water where cars once parked. Family photos floating through a neighborhood. This is what one Southern California community looked like last week, lifelong Ventura resident Angie Thompson said, after the state’s 11th atmospheric river this winter wrought hurricane-like winds and catastrophic flooding. “We’re tired,” Monterey … Read more