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Making the River Safe to Drink
Do you know where your drinking water comes from? Why do some cities draw water from the river and others dig wells? The cost of treating river water can be 10 times the cost of treating ground water.
Making river water safe to drink can be a complicated process. Its chemistry can change from hour to hour. Read more in our feature story. By Pamela Eyden
Lead Mining in the Driftless Area
Museums, mines and other evidence of the lead-mining era attract locals and visitors. By Connie Cherba
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If you missed Reggie's appearance on the Larry Meiller show this week on Wisconsin Public Radio's Ideas Network, you can listen to it or download it online. They had a great conversation and many interesting questions and comments from listeners.
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What's it like to work on a towboat? Deck on Deck is a first-hand account of life on river towboats in the 1970s and 80s. These stories will entertain you as Bob Deck recalls his days as a deckhand on the Mississippi River.
Mississippi River guidebooks
Quad Cities Travel Guide
Weather forecast for Upper Mississippi cities
River levels on the Upper Mississippi
Towboat-watching resource: Boats in pools and queued in locks.
Dreaming of a trip down the river? Read about boaters taking a voyage of a lifetime down the Mississippi on River Trips.
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Big River Travel Map — Dozens of scenic Mississippi overlooks and places to go.
Read Stories about the Upper Mississippi River from past issues of Big River Magazine.
See complete issues from 2006 and 2007 online (PDFs). Select issues here
Volunteer groups on the river - a nine-part series about non-profit groups making a difference on the Upper Mississippi
Take a look back at our April Foolishness river stories.