Latest Mississippi basin Stories
To: ENVIRONMENTAL EDITORS Contact: Tony Iallonardo of the National Audubon Society, +1-202- 861-2242 x3042 WASHINGTON, Sept.
By Ryan Stotts, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 23--BROWNSVILLE, Minn. -- The idea is a Mississippi River more like what it was before the locks and dams. That's how Judy Mader of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency sees the creation of new islands in Pool 8 near Brownsville this summer.
A freight train derailed into the Mississippi River in Iowa Wednesday when it hit tracks mangled by a boulder freed from a rain-soaked bluff, authorities said. Two crew members of the Iowa Chicago and Eastern train suffered minor injuries in the 3 a.m.
By MARY RAE BRAGG The Dubuque floodwall's effect in contributing to recent downstream flooding of Mississippi River communities is, you might say, a drop in the bucket.
OAKVILLE, Iowa - The floodwaters that deluged much of Iowa have done more than knock out drinking water and destroy homes. They have also spread a noxious brew of sewage, farm chemicals and fuel that could sicken anyone who wades in.
By Allen G Breed OAKVILLE, Iowa - When the water rose around his family's hog farm, 15-year-old Logan Lanz tried to get their 800 piglets out of harm's way. Instead he found himself wading through floodwater choked with the animals' bodies. "We only got seven of them out," he said on Monday.
BURLINGTON, Iowa _ Near the water's edge on Jefferson Street in Burlington, Iowa, Louise Vaughan, a slight woman with strong hands, lugged cartons of bottled water near where volunteers were filling sandbags.
By ALLEN G BREED By Allen G.
By The Associated Press At her Real McCoy Cafe in Lawrenceville, Ill., Nancy Hettich is mighty proud of the joint's Italian beef sandwich and carrot cake. If only she could open the place to serve it.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Mississippi River remained partially closed on Saturday due to vessel accidents, a U.S. Coast Guard official said on Saturday. Three sections of the river had been closed following separate tow-boat accidents in Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana.