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Could The Water Stop In Monroe?

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Columbia Lock and Dam Looking upstream

Financial problems are making upkeep difficult on the Ouachita –Black River system.

Tracy Hilburn, Operations Superintendent of the Tensas Basin Levee District says the system has $30,000,000 in outstanding work that could determine the amount of commercial river traffic that uses the Ouachita River.

Hilburn says if the river traffic doesn’t pick up the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers could walk away from the project. 

Join us Tuesday night as we discuss the issues facing the Ouachita River at KEDM Policy and a Pint  'Ouachita Runs Dry'  Tuesday evening at 6:00 p.m. for our "LIVE" radio program at S.Q.'s on the Ouachita.

Originally from Monroe, Cory has worked in a variety of media. He has worked in television news and spent seven years as a TV sports play-by-play announcer. He was also creative director for a television advertising department and worked extensively as a photojournalist. Cory has lived in both Dallas and New Orleans.
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