Kirk Hanlin calls soil, "dirt where you want it."
Hanlin, assistant chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), grew up on the banks of the Mississippi River in Hamilton, Illinois, and now has a second home in Nauvoo.
Improvements could be made to a highway in Clark County that is prone to flooding, as long as voters support a new sales tax next month.
The stretch of Highway 61 between Alexandria, Mo. and the Iowa state line runs near the intersection of the Des Moines and Mississippi Rivers.
It is shut down at the moment because flood water has overtaken the road. MoDOT must inspect the road once the water has receded before it can be re-opened.
Cities and counties along the Mississippi River are preparing for a surge of high water.
Two Western Illinois University faculty members are researching ways to mitigate Asian carp in the upper Mississippi River basin.
A replica of Old Fort Madison on the city's riverfront is around a quarter century old. This means it might be time for some repairs.
The ferry planned to cross the Mississippi River between Nauvoo, Illinois and Montrose, Iowa will not make its maiden voyage this summer as planned.
Water experts worried about Asian carp may have new hope.
Western Illinois University will begin offering a new Ph.D. program in environmental science this fall. The program focuses on large river ecosystems and will be housed at the Quad Cities campus.
Keokuk residents should notice their water tasting more “normal.”
Thousands of bald eagles flock to the Mississippi River every winter to feed at lock and dam sites.