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Natchez at Nawlins: 1903

The Mississippi River circa 1903. "Packet steamer Natchez at New Orleans." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Meat industry runoff has created a massive dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Over 8,000 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico has been turned into a dead zone, thanks to manure and chemical runoff from massive meat processing factories spilling into the Mississippi River delta. (more…)

Bold new approaches needed to shrink Gulf of Mexico dead zone and meet elusive goals

Shrinking the annual Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" down to the size of Delaware will require a 59-percent reduction in the amount of nitrogen runoff that flows down the Mississippi River from as far away as the Corn Belt.

The Gulf of Mexico before the spill

(Springer) The Gulf of Mexico is a special body of water. While the Mississippi River continues to be the dominant influence on the Gulf ecosystems, the steady input from natural oil vents has also had an effect. Basically, oil is energy from the sun that was captured in plant and animal material and buried eons ago. Show More Summary

Mark Twain Cave

Yesterday, facing another afternoon near 100 degrees F, we opted to take our grandsons to Mark Twain Cave in the Mississippi River Valley, just south of Hannibal, Missouri. Renowned for its part in Mark Twain's novels and for its role...Show More Summary

Iowa officials consider upgrading Mississippi River island

Officials in a city in eastern Iowa are considering an ambitious plan for a city-owned island in the Mississippi River that includes an elevated boardwalk, tower and amphitheater. The Telegraph … Click to Continue »

Go rolling on the Mississippi River this Christmas on the American Queen

Enjoy the Christmas holidays on a cruise along the lower Mississippi River from Memphis to New Orleans aboard the American Queen. Port calls in Mississippi include Greenville, Vicksburg and Natchez, where passengers can explore historic homes decorated for the holidays and shop at the Christmas...

Salvage of Sunken Towing Vessel Continues on Upper Mississippi River

The Unified Command setup in response to a sunken towboat loaded with fuel on the Upper Mississippi River near Cairo, Illinois was set to lift the vessel from the water on Monday as salvage efforts continue more than a week after the incident. Show More Summary

Scene Outdoors: Not your traditional game wardens

Brittany Hauser slowly edged her boat up the Mississippi River and saw a fishing boat with four men in it. Using binoculars, she got a closer look. "Binoculars are a … Click to Continue »

Mississippi mud may hold hope for Louisiana coast

Many studies say capturing Mississippi River sand through diversions is key to rebuilding Louisiana's vanishing coast. But a new study in the open-access journal Earth Surface Dynamics of an old levee breach, or crevasse, along Bayou Lafourche indicates that mud, the most plentiful sediment type carried by the river, may be the most powerful tool in building land.

'Big Muddy' Missouri river needs a plan

(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) As the Missouri River flows across the Great Plains to where it meets the Mississippi River at St. Louis, it accumulates such a large sediment load...Show More Summary

'Big Muddy' Missouri river needs a plan

As the Missouri River flows across the Great Plains to where it meets the Mississippi River at St. Louis, it accumulates such a large sediment load that it has earned the nickname "Big Muddy." A recent University of Illinois study looks at the history of the river, damages and changes from the 2011 flood, and its current post-flood condition. Show More Summary

2 of 4 special elections set for Mississippi House vacancies

Nonpartisan special elections are set for two of the four vacancies in the Mississippi House. Three people are running July 25 in District 108 in Pearl River County to succeed … Click to Continue »

Government Businesses Can't Simply Take Over Property They've Been Unable to Buy

For many years, Violet Dock Port had owned and operated a docking facility that stretched along a mile of the Mississippi River in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. As a private business, Violet was in economic competition with the local...Show More Summary

Tallest building west of Mississippi River opens in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The tallest building west of the Mississippi River opened its doors on Friday in once-stodgy downtown Los Angeles, which is sprouting a crop of new skyscrapers.

The Wilshire Grand Is Officially Open

The building is the tallest skyscraper west of the Mississippi River. [ more › ]

Invasive Asian carp found in waterway beyond Great Lakes barriers

(Reuters) - A single live Asian carp, a species of invasive fish that has infested the Mississippi River and is seen as a threat to the Great Lakes, has been caught in a waterway beyond a barrier designed to keep them out, state officials said on Friday.

Courts, Richardson Win Cabela’s National Walleye Tour Event on Mississippi River

2 months agoHobbies / Hunting : Hunting Life

Pro-angler upgrades Ranger boat and Evinrude outboard NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (June 20, 2017) – Pro-angler Mark Courts, of Harris, Minnesota, brought in a two-day total of 41.97 pounds of walleye to win the pro-angler category of the Cabela’s National Walleye Tour (NWT) event on the Mississippi River on June 16. Show More Summary

Ranger Pro Mark Courts Takes First at Cabela’s National Walleye Tour Mississippi River Event

2 months agoHobbies / Hunting : Hunting Life

Angler upgrades Ranger boat and Evinrude outboard FLIPPIN, Ark. (June 19, 2017) – Ranger Boats Pro Mark Courts brought in a two-day total of 41.97 pounds to win the Cabela’s National Walleye Tour (NWT) event on the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, on June 16. Show More Summary

Bass Snatchers Mississippi River Tournament Tomorrow

2 months agoHobbies / Fishing : Bass Pundit

Tomorrow is the 2nd Bass Snatcher Tournament of the year on the Zebulon Pike Reservoir, which is the section of the Mississippi River to the South of Little Falls. We have only 8 boats and 15 people fishing. Hopefully the tricks I've learned fishing rivers over the years will be enough for a good finish. Show More Summary

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