Mississippi River

The National Weather Service office in Paducah last week issued flood warnings for the Mississippi and Ohio rivers in the region. The warnings were issued Wednesday, April 5. Recent heavy rainfall upstream on both rivers was leading to rising levels on both rivers. Minor flooding was expected to...
The Illinois Department of Transportation reported that the U.S. Route 60/62 Mississippi River bridge in Cairo was scheduled to be closed during working hours from Monday, March 27, through Friday, April 7. The bridge was scheduled to be closed for a required annual safety inspection. The bridge is...
The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling in the Cairo area that the US 60/62 bridge over the Mississippi River will be closed. The closures are scheduled to begin on Monday, March 27, at 8 a.m. extending through Friday, March 31, at noon, and Monday, April 3...
The U.S. Forest Service/Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois, in partnership with Ducks Unlimited, has received wetland grant funding. Situated at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, the Shawnee National Forest provides critical wetland habitat for migratory waterfowl,...
Situated at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, Shawnee National Forest provides critical wetland habitat for migratory waterfowl, songbirds and other wetland dependent plants and animals.  Partners have been a vital component in accomplishing wetland restoration and enhancements...
A river vessel of some sort was making its way, ever so slowly, north on the Mississippi River. The soup that was passing for air made photographs a bit of a challenge from the overlook at the Trail of Tears State Park.
We renewed acquaintances with an old, old friend one day last week. In this case, "we" involved The Other Half, yours truly and a visitor from Tarheel country, AKA Nawth Carolina.  Our grandson was able to share two weeks of his summer with us in the Land Between the Rivers. As might be expected...

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