Trash remains in Piedmont, MO river; clean up date now set - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Trash remains in Piedmont, MO river; clean up date now set

PIEDMONT, MO (KFVS) -

After the spring flood earlier this year, Clearwater Lake was at a record high, causing the Army Corps of Engineers to pump water into the Black River. 

They, however, didn't know there was a landfill from decades ago that flood waters took into the river. 

Four months later, and that trash still remains on the banks of the river. 

Local residents want to know when and how the trash is going to be removed.

Fred Essner with the Army Corps of Engineers says there is a clean up date set for October 14 and 15. 

They need as many volunteers as possible.

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2017 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • KY quarterfinal state playoff games

    KY quarterfinal state playoff games

    Friday, November 17 2017 11:01 PM EST2017-11-18 04:01:23 GMT
    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)

    Several Heartland teams are playing in state playoff games on Friday, Nov. 17. In Class 2A, Mayfield is taking on Owensboro Catholic.

    Several Heartland teams are playing in state playoff games on Friday, Nov. 17. In Class 2A, Mayfield is taking on Owensboro Catholic.

  • Route 72 near Millersville, MO open after deadly crash

    Route 72 near Millersville, MO open after deadly crash

    Friday, November 17 2017 10:53 PM EST2017-11-18 03:53:15 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    The crash happened around 7 p.m. The roadway is now open to traffic.

    The crash happened around 7 p.m. The roadway is now open to traffic.

  • SEMO Electric prepares for high speed wind

    SEMO Electric prepares for high speed wind

    Friday, November 17 2017 9:30 PM EST2017-11-18 02:30:15 GMT
    (Source: Hank Cavagnaro/KFVS)(Source: Hank Cavagnaro/KFVS)

    With the high-speed winds coming into the area this weekend, power companies have made plans in case of power outages. 

    With the high-speed winds coming into the area this weekend, power companies have made plans in case of power outages. 

Powered by Frankly