- Mississippi River reopened after towboats collision Updated: Jul-03-15 10:11 am
CONVENT, Louisiana - The Coast Guard has reopened the Mississippi River after a collision of two towboats broke loose some barges- one containing caustic soda.
- Lane closures Monday on bridge linking Vidalia, Natchez Updated: Jul-03-15 4:08 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Starting Monday, lane closures will be in place on the eastbound side of the Mississippi River Bridge in Natchez, Mississippi and Vidalia, Louisiana for the placement of concrete barriers.
- New fire rescue boat ready for Rock Island celebration Updated: Jul-02-15 5:23 am
ROCK ISLAND, Illinois - The Rock Island Fire Department plans to patrol the Mississippi River during the Fourth of July celebration with a new rescue boat.
- Alton looks to relocate holiday fireworks after flooding Updated: Jul-01-15 5:08 am
ALTON, Illinois - Flooding on the Mississippi River is forcing Alton city officials to find another venue for their July Fourth holiday weekend fireworks show.
- Unrelenting rain leads to more flooding in Midwest Updated: Jun-29-15 4:07 pm
ST. LOUIS - A wet June turned worse after strong weekend storms drenched the Midwest, adding to concern that already-serious flooding won't go away anytime soon.
- Illinois watches water rise, braces for more rain Updated: Jun-27-15 3:56 pm
MEREDOSIA, Illinois - Clear weather Saturday gave Illinois a chance to start drying out, but the effects of a week of consistent rain were still being felt and more rain could be on the way.
- Tiny Missouri town finally getting flood buyout money Updated: Jun-27-15 2:53 pm
DUTCHTOWN, Missouri - After years of flooding in the small southeast Missouri town of Dutchtown, many of the residents are finally getting federal buyout money.
- Mississippi River at and near crest in Missouri Updated: Jun-23-15 11:19 am
ST. LOUIS - The Mississippi River is cresting at several spots in Missouri, but it will be several days before the water recedes below flood stage.
- Work begins on Bayou Lafourche dredging project Updated: Jun-23-15 8:26 am
BELLE ROSE, Louisiana - Dredging is underway on a $16 million project that will ultimately increase Mississippi River water flow into Bayou Lafourche.
- Storm heads northeast after flooding Oklahoma, Arkansas Updated: Jun-19-15 2:31 pm
ST. LOUIS - Tropical Depression Bill dumped up to 7 inches of rain on the Ozarks in southern Missouri overnight, causing flash floods that forced the evacuation of some towns and campgrounds and increasing the risk of major flooding along several rivers.
- Burlington city crews work to install flood barriers Updated: Jun-18-15 4:44 pm
BURLINGTON, Iowa - Crews are working to install flood barriers in Burlington although weather forecasts say the Mississippi River will rise little in the coming days.
- Wildlife agency seeks 'citizen scientists' to watch mayflies Updated: Jun-18-15 12:15 pm
LA CROSSE, Wisconsin - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials are recruiting "citizen scientists" to gather field data to help better predict when millions of the mayflies will swarm the banks of the Mississippi River.
- Body found in river was that of missing Iowan, police say Updated: Jun-18-15 11:15 am
DAVENPORT, Iowa - Authorities say a body found last week in the Mississippi River was that of a missing Davenport man.
- Police identify woman, 72, found dead in Lake Onalaska Updated: Jun-18-15 3:19 am
ONALASKA, Wisconsin - Authorities have released the name of a 72-year-old woman whose body they say was recovered from Lake Onalaska on the Mississippi River.
- Average Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone' predicted this summer Updated: Jun-17-15 4:14 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Federal scientists expect an average oxygen-starved "dead zone" off Louisiana's coast this summer, an area of nearly 5,500 square miles, or about the size of Connecticut.
- Minor, moderate flooding reported in Missouri Updated: Jun-13-15 6:38 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Several Missouri waterways are spilling over their banks as wet spring weather continues.
- Museum announces $2.3M project that includes stingray tank Updated: Jun-11-15 1:52 pm
DUBUQUE, Iowa - The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in Dubuque has announced a $2.3 million project that will include a stingray tank, which allows visitors to touch the creatures.
- Floodwaters causing new Gulf of Mexico dead zone off Texas Updated: Jun-11-15 1:21 pm
HOUSTON - The heavy rains that caused major flooding along several Texas rivers over the past several weeks are fueling the creation of a new "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico and soon could lead to significant problems for marine life and commercial fishing, a Texas A&M University oceanographer said Thursday.
- Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock closing to stop invasive carp Updated: Jun-09-15 1:50 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - The Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock will run its final cycle Tuesday night, costing Minneapolis its place as the head of navigation on the Mississippi River.
- Groups call for volunteers for Missouri River cleaning Updated: Jun-06-15 5:15 pm
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - The Missouri River between Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Omaha, Nebraska, is in for a spring cleaning this month.
- Ski Bellevue show team binds family Updated: Jun-06-15 10:49 am
BELLEVUE, Iowa - Many pastimes and hobbies are passed on from generation to generation. But few can claim, with pride, that you start at the top and finish at the bottom.
- Public help sought in ID'ing river body found at St. Louis Updated: Jun-05-15 9:11 am
ST. LOUIS - Authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying a woman whose body was found floating this week in the Mississippi River at St. Louis.
- Body on French Quarter riverfront; foul play not suspected Updated: Jun-04-15 11:27 am
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a passer-by found an unidentified man's body in the French Quarter near the Mississippi River.