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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.
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Looping the River: Clinton to LeClaire, Iowa
Clinton's Sawmill museum, LeClaire's Buffalo Bill Museum and the towboat Lone Star, new Mississippi River Eco Tourism Center near Rock Island, Ill.
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The River From Above
Plus: Life of a bridge tender; Sheepshead appreciated; Mismanagement at Effigy Mounds; Gill netting suspended after fish kill. See Highlights for this issue's Table of Contents.
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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.
Driftless Area, Lansing to LeClaire, Iowa, and Quad Cities Travel Guides by Dean Klinkenberg. More info and ordering info.
Troubled Waters — 30 Years in the River Business by Jack Lambert For sale in the Big River Bookstore. Listen to Jack's July 1st talk with Tommy Mischke on The Nite Show - Mischke Til Midnite,WCCO NewsRadio online.
Read More from Big River
River Travel Map
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.