Environment

Bee Branch Creek Restoration

Feb 17, 2018


First Flood Outlook

Feb 16, 2018
National Weather Service

Don't get too worried about possible spring flooding, yet. In its first flood outlook for this year, the National Weather Service says the chance of flooding along the Mississippi and other rivers in this area is "normal to below normal."

submitted / USFWS

Pelicans living on Mississippi River islands are in danger of losing their habitat to erosion. But officials who take care of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge have applied for federal funds to help restore five islands where thousands of pelicans live.

Communityworks and the Quad Cities

Feb 10, 2018


submitted / USFWS

Two male bald eagles near Fulton have found a new, female eagle to nest with. A web camera is mounted above the home of the three eagles. Usually eagles mate in pairs.

Michelle O'Neill reports their nest is located along Pool 13 of the Upper Mississippi River National Fish and Wildlife Refuge.

Ed Britton, Manager of the Savanna district, says last year, the two males survived repeated attacks on the nest. But after one prolonged attack, the female eagle was severely injured and never returned to the nest.

Water in Abundance

Feb 3, 2018


Moline Fire Department

Some residents of Moline are being warned to prepare for possible flooding. Ice jams in the Rock River near the I-74 bridge are causing the level of the river to rise. 

Acts of Courage

Jan 27, 2018


Dubuque High Bridges

Jan 20, 2018


Big River Magazine

What started as a monthly newsletter of several pages about the upper Mississippi River, has become 25 years later, a glossy full-color magazine running to 50 pages or more.

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