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Bald Eagles Flock To Illinois And Iowa To Find Food This Winter

When you think of birds flying south in winter, you probably don’t think they’re headed to Chicago, but if you’ve spotted any bald eagles in Illinois lately, you know different.

02/28/2014

Asian Carp

Study: Physical, Electric Barriers Best Defenses Against Asian Carp

Placing dam-like structures in Chicago waterways would be an almost foolproof method of preventing Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan, while a less pricey electric barrier system also has solid prospects for shielding the Great Lakes from the invasive fish.

01/29/2014

Barges floating on the Mississippi River near Burlington, Iowa, along the Illinois border. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Army Corps Declines Request To Boost Mississippi River Level

The Army Corps of Engineers has turned back requests by federal lawmakers and the barge industry to release more water from the Missouri River, believing the drought-starved Mississippi River it feeds still will remain open to shipping despite mounting concerns about water levels.

12/07/2012

Barges floating on the Mississippi River near Burlington, Iowa, along the Illinois border. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Governor Worried Low Mississippi River Levels Could Hurt Barge Traffic

Gov. Pat Quinn said he and other Illinois officials are very concerned about the falling water levels on the Mississippi River, and the impact it could have on the state.

WBBM Newsradio–12/06/2012

Asian Carp

Supreme Court Won’t Order Canal Closed To Halt Asian Carp

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to order the closure of locks on the Sanitary and Ship Canal to keep the Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

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Lessons Learned After Floods In Mississippi River Towns

Downstate Illinois cities and towns along the Mississippi River are bracing for moderate to major flooding this season, but officials have learned lessons from the disaster in 2008.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2011

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Severe Flooding Fears Along Mississippi River

Government forecasters say spring flooding is already beginning and the worst is yet to come. There’s a 95% chance of severe flooding up in Saint Paul, Minn.

03/17/2011

Asian Carp

US Army Corps To Study Asian Carp, Other Invasives

Federal officials have laid out a plan for studying how to stop invasive species — including the voracious Asian carp — from migrating between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds.

11/09/2010