2016 Flooding in Vicksburg and a NWNL 2014 Interview with US Army Corps of Engineers

THIS WEEK's RECORD-BREAKING MISSISSIPPI RIVER FLOOD This winter’s costly Mississippi River Flood is now predicted to crest at Vicksburg on Friday Jan 15 at approximately 52 feet – 9 feet above the USGS official flood level.  The home of the US Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg has known great changes in its river hydrology.  In…

From the Mississippi’s 1993 Flood to Today

By Alison M. Jones, Director of No Water No Life® and Professional Photographer As published by American Rivers in "The River Blog"-April 10, 2014 “But, what about the newly planted corn? I’ve seen how the Big Muddy can flood a field.” On a No Water No Life® expedition in the Mississippi Basin last year, I…

We’re all connected downstream

WHAT YOU CAN DO to protect our water resources: Support the EPA and US Army Corps of Engineers - It’s critical we all have clean fresh water! The EPA and USACE are proposing a clarification of their rules that protect our water quality by addressing upstream impacts on downstream communities. Ending loopholes in the 1970’s…

Meander Scars of the Great Mississippi

As we've learned on expedition, paths will change, unexpected twists and turns are inevitable. Over time, the Mississippi River too, has changed its course, so beautifully depicted in Harold Fisk's hand-colored maps from 1944 in a report for the US Army Corps of Engineers. This twisted timeline of rainbow ribbons go as far back as…

June – National Rivers Month

In the spirit of Summer Solstice, NWNL offers below its interview with Ray Gardner, Chief of the Chinook Nation, honoring the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River and Mother Earth. We met Ray on the 2007 NWNL Columbia River Expedition in a Chinook cove off this salmon-filled river’s estuary. Three weeks ago NWNL completed its Upper and…