What can Scientific Study Tell Us about the Urban Mississippi?
A year ago, when the Upper St. Anthony Lock closed, there was widespread interest in the impacts the closure would have on the biological and physical systems of the river. Would the closure, and accompanying lack of dredging to maintain the navigation channel, help or hurt the river’s ecology?
The state LCCMR awarded a grant to the Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership to study this very question. The Partnership, in conjunction with the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory and River Life (both from the University of Minnesota) is nearing completion of the study.
Join us Thursday May 26, at 6:00 in Mill City Museum to hear the initial results of our investigation into the changing Mississippi. There will be brief presentations, a panel discussion, and plenty of time for questions. Go here for more information and to register.