The Mississippi River has crested at Davenport, Iowa, after rising for several days due to a spring surge of water from melting snow.
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Road salts wash into Mississippi River, damaging ecosystems and pipes
Chloride levels are increasing at all Wisconsin monitoring sites and across the Upper Mississippi River basin.
Invasive black carp now thriving in the Mississippi River basin
The black carp, one of four invasive species of carp in North America, has made it into the Mississippi River basin.
Midwest cities have plenty of vacant land. Why can’t urban farmers buy it?
Urban farmers are trying to buy vacant lots to bring fresh, healthy food and green space to their neighborhoods, but they face challenges in acquiring that land.
Mayors call for federal assistance as Mississippi River reaches record lows
Impacts of dry conditions range from barge slowdowns to water main breaks caused by shifting dry ground.
Making room for the river: Mississippi River communities examine nature-based solutions
Solutions might make river communities look different in 100 years: greener, safer and more sustainable. But they’ll need resources to do it.
We answer your questions about increased rain across the Mississippi River basin
The Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk asked for audience questions and perspectives while reporting its series, When it Rains.
A wetter world is changing Midwest farming. Can growers adapt?
A changing climate is causing rain to fall in harder bursts that push back planting seasons and drown crops in the Mississippi River farm country.
Gripped by drought, drenched by rain, Mississippi River basin sees climate extremes
States across the Mississippi River basin are experiencing drought more commonly found in the arid Southwest, federal data shows. As of Oct. 20, nearly two-thirds of Wisconsin’s land was experiencing at least “abnormally dry” conditions, while swaths of western and northern Wisconsin saw moderate to severe drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.
Nitrate pours into Mississippi River and other U.S. waterways, report says
Regulated industries in 2020 released at least 94.5 million pounds of potentially harmful nitrates into the Mississippi River basin. But some releases go untallied.
Mississippi River mayors gather in St. Louis, push for program to safeguard lower basin
A coalition of Mississippi River mayors is celebrating the Senate approval of a lower river basin plan. At their annual meeting in St. Louis, members of the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative (MRCTI) discussed policy priorities and strategized ways to benefit the region.
Millions spent to keep invasive fish out of the Great Lakes, but who is protecting the Mississippi River?
As silver carp draw most attention, more than two dozen other invasive species inch closer to the Mississippi River Basin.