Mississippi River News

Mississippi River News
Fall drought in MN, record low Mississippi River down south
Months of drought have reduced the Mighty Mississippi to a shallow trickle in its southern stretch. Read more
Minnehaha Falls as a trickle
Mississippi River diversion pipeline is impractical, study says
Could the Mississippi River refill the Southwest's freshwater reserves? A recent study says the idea of a diversion pipeline doesn't hold water. Read more
Franklin Avenue Bridge and Mississippi River
2022 Gulf dead zone smaller than last year, would still cover entire Twin Cities metro
The life-smothering "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico is smaller than scientists had forecast earlier in 2022, but remains significantly large. Read more
A white fishing boat along the shore of the Mississippi River in Louisiana.The water and sky are both a dark blue.
'Very excited about the prospects for this': Clean-water crops take center stage

A bipartisan group of state lawmakers, agriculture officials and business partners gets a firsthand look at the development of continuous living cover crops.  >>

A bipartisan group of state lawmakers, agriculture officials and business partners gets a firsthand look at the development of continuous living cover crops. Read more
Time is running out to stop invasive carp

This spring a silver carp was recorded swimming 35 miles up Minnesota's Mississippi River in a single day. Across the state our news outlets helped highlight what's at risk for our waterways and why we need the DNR to act with more urgency.  >>

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Proposed federal river initiative in the news from headwaters to the gulf

As the story of the Mississippi as one of "America's Most Endangered Rivers" spread, dozens of journalists shined a spotlight on a potential solution: a proposed federal program to fund Mississippi River restoration and resilience projects from the headwaters to the gulf. >>

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Listen: Kernza and the Promise of Perennials

Brighten up your next morning jog with a special Kernza-centric episode of the Field Work podcast.  >>

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