Mississippi http://iowapublicradio.org en Farmers, Policymakers Debate Water Quality Regulation http://iowapublicradio.org/post/farmers-policymakers-debate-water-quality-regulation <p></p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Clay Masters 28127 at http://iowapublicradio.org Farmers, Policymakers Debate Water Quality Regulation Remembering the Great Flood of 1993 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/remembering-great-flood-1993 <p>It's been 20 years since the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers flooded, inundating much of the Midwest for months.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer looks back on this extensive natural disaster that affected millions of Midwesterns with IPR corespondent Dean Borg, Lester Graham who covered flooding along the Mississippi for NPR, and Bill Stowe who worked for Iowa Power and helped coordinate the isolation of Des Moines's electrical system when the Skunk River flooded the city.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 18:15:48 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 27536 at http://iowapublicradio.org Remembering the Great Flood of 1993 Mississippi River Levels Rise Slowly http://iowapublicradio.org/post/mississippi-river-levels-rise-slowly <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It got pretty shaky there for a bit, as river levels fell dangerously low, slowing down barge traffic essential to exporting Iowa’s grain crops. Mike Peterson with the Army Corps of Engineers in St. Louis says they were able to keep boats moving until mother nature stepped in to make the Mississippi navigable again.&nbsp;</span></p><p>"I think it’s a source of relief for a lot of folks in the Corps, the Coast Guard and the river industry."&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 20:57:51 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 17761 at http://iowapublicradio.org Mississippi River Levels Rise Slowly