Mississippi river

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Associated Press
November 19, 2019 - 1:06 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Sport fish have declined significantly in portions of the Upper Mississippi River infested with Asian carp, adding evidence to fears about the invader’s threat to native species, according to a new study. Analysis of nearly 20 years of population data suggests the carp...
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alton flooding
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July 29, 2019 - 12:55 pm
ALTON, Ill. (AP) — Weather officials say the Mississippi River has fallen below flood stage in two badly-affected southwestern Illinois cities for the first time in months. The National Weather Service’s Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Services says the river measured below flood stage in Alton and...
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West Alton flooding along Mississippi River in Illinois
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July 16, 2019 - 10:28 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker is urging residents to report flood damage to their county’s emergency management agencies. He says such action will increase the likelihood the state will qualify for federal disaster aid. According to the governor’s office, the state can qualify...
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July 13, 2019 - 1:00 am
( WWL ) -- Tropical weather sometimes brings out the crazies. A video posted to Facebook may show one example. Facebook user Glen David Andrews was shooting video on his phone at the Moonwalk in New Orleans on Friday afternoon where he encountered a man, stripped down to his shorts, who took a...
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flooded Mississippi Riverfront in St. Louis, Missouri in June 2019
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June 25, 2019 - 1:36 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Repairs and cleanup following the prolonged flooding along the Mississippi River will cost more than $2 billion, an advocacy group for river communities said Tuesday. Heavier than normal snow melt in the late winter and frequent and heavy rains through the spring led to flooding...
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Alton, Illinois flooding
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May 30, 2019 - 1:21 pm
ALTON, Ill. (AP) — Madison County in southern Illinois has been declared a disaster area by its county board chairman. In making the announcement, the county is calling for the National Guard to aid in flood-fighting efforts. In proclaiming a disaster Wednesday, County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler...
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April 16, 2019 - 10:53 am
THOMSON, Ill. (AP) - A nontraditional family of bald eagles is caring for three eaglets that hatched this spring in a nest along the Mississippi River near Fulton, Illinois. A webcam is allowing fans around the world to watch the interactions of the trio two males and a female. Stewards of the...
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