Articles, blogs, and other resources on hydrology, aquatic ecology, and related areas of knowledge.
Practices in engineering, policy, advocacy, and politics. The ‘how you make it happen’ of river work.
Stories, public art, design, and other expressions of the meaning and meanings of rivers.
Mississippi River Gorge Restoration Report
Chris Lenhart’s Gorge Restoration Report Summary (PDF) explores the scientific issues involved in managing the future of the Mississippi River Gorge. Click here for the full Gorge Restoration Report (PDF).
National Park Service, Water Quality in the Mississippi River
The Mississippi River in the Twin Cities is an impaired water resource, the improvement of which is important to the future use of the river in this urban area.
This 2007 document from the National Park Service (PDF) describes how parks can be sites of civic engagement; that is, places where the meaning of community is made evident. We see river locations as having the same potential.
Imagine the Mississippi
These visions will spark thinking about our future use and relationship to this river.
See the River Life Atlas for Learning from the Landscape: Campus, City, Region.
Download the classic Mississippi River Newsletters by Bill Morrish of the Design Center for American Urban Landscape (now the Metropolitan Design Center) at the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (now the College of the Design) at the University of Minnesota.
- Redefining the River Corridor as a River Community (PDF)
- Corridors, Networks and Watersheds (PDF)
- The Sand Plain and Terrace Reach: Extending and Protecting Systems (PDF)
- The Falls and Canyon Reach: Reinvesting and Connecting (PDF)
- The Valley and Prairie Plain Reach: Preserving and Enhancing Assets (PDF)
- Building a Mississippi River Community (PDF)
- All six Mississippi River Newsletters (ZIP)