Big River Magazine
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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.
Current Issue March-April 2014
Since 1820 the Army Corps of Engineers has changed the river and mapped the changes.
By Ryan Johnson
The River is Real: The Mississippi and the Flow of Time
By Vincent Kavaloski
Living With Floods
By Jeff Lessard
Reaching an inner peace with the flooding river in Prairie du Chien.
Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLIMRIS)
To comment on the Army Corps report on blocking the passage of Asian carp and other invasive species between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi:
Use the form on the GLIMRIS website
Comments must be postmarked by March 31, 2014.
(formal notice of comment period extension)
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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.
Contact Big River
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.
Troubled Waters Ñ 30 Years in the River Business by Jack Lambert For sale in the Big River Bookstore.