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Coast Guard tries to ease Mississippi River traffic jamupdated: Tue Aug 21 2012 22:46:00

The backup of boats and barges on a low-water section of the MIssissippi River increased Tuesday even as the 11-mile stretch reopened on a limited basis, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

Coast Guard halts traffic on low-water stretch of Mississippiupdated: Tue Aug 21 2012 10:06:00

An 11-mile stretch of the Mississippi River near Greenville, Mississippi, was closed Monday to most vessel traffic because of low water levels, idling nearly a hundred boats and barges in the stream, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Salt creeping up the Mississippi Riverupdated: Thu Aug 16 2012 19:20:00

A drought in Louisiana has lowered the Mississippi River, leaving its southern tip awash in saline from the Gulf of Mexico and prompting health officials in Plaquemines Parish to issue a drinking water advisory.

Barge runs aground on Mississippi River; historic drought continues updated: Thu Aug 02 2012 17:57:00

The Mississippi River was closed at two different locations Thursday after a barge ran aground near Greenville, Mississippi, and the Army Corps of Engineers carried out dredging operations near La Crosse, Wisconsin.

11 great riverfront townsupdated: Fri Jul 20 2012 14:43:00

It's almost beach time! But the beach isn't the only way to cool off. After decades of decline and neglect, cities across America are embracing their riverbanks?and the results are refreshing. From scenic parks to concert venues to wine trails, you might be surprised by what these 11 riverfront towns have to offer.

U.S. drought biggest since 1956, climate agency saysupdated: Mon Jul 16 2012 18:27:00

The pool is closed in Warrenton, Missouri. Cattle ponds are drying up in Arkansas. Illinois is in danger of losing its corn crop.

4 missing after 2 boats collide on Mississippi Riverupdated: Sat May 19 2012 12:59:00

Four persons are missing after two boats collided shortly after midnight Saturday on the Mississippi River, said fire department officials in Burlington, Iowa.

High court again stays out of big fish disputeupdated: Mon Feb 27 2012 19:48:00

The Supreme Court for a third time has turned aside an urgent appeal from Great Lakes states to close Chicago-area shipping channels so invasive Asian carp won't have a doorway into the world's largest freshwater ecosystem.

Barge collision spills oil into riverupdated: Mon Feb 20 2012 05:29:00

A barge collision spilled oil into the Mississippi River, prompting officials to close a five-mile stretch of waterway.

People.com: Michael Showers Found Dead in Mississippi Riverupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 01:48:00

An autopsy is pending on the actor who appeared on the New Orleans HBO drama

Family searches for dog after tornadoupdated: Sat Aug 20 2011 16:47:00

CNN's Ed Lavandera reports on one family's scramble to safety in the face of a tornado and the dog left behind.

St. Louis trip is a hit with older kidsupdated: Fri Jul 29 2011 08:06:00

I got some raised eyebrows when I told my teenage boy and preteen girl they were headed to St. Louis with my wife and me for a six-day summer vacation.

In Louisiana, Corps closes last bays at Bonnet Carre Spillwayupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 16:17:00

The Army Corps of Engineers on Monday closed the last floodgates on Louisiana's Bonnet Carre Spillway, which was opened May 9 to prevent the Mississippi River from flooding New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

Levee reopens in Baton Rouge; spillway bays closingupdated: Sat Jun 11 2011 21:31:00

Pedestrians and bicyclists were allowed back on a Mississippi River levee in Baton Rouge, one of two developments Saturday that showed the flooding crisis in Louisiana was easing.

Gators become floodwater hazardupdated: Fri May 27 2011 20:45:00

Flooding is allowing gators to roam far from home, meaning big business for gator hunters. CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports.

Satellite images show large sediment plumes from floodingupdated: Fri May 27 2011 20:45:00

Dramatic satellite images show large deposits of sediment in coastal Louisiana, the receiving end of the massive flooding on the Mississippi River.

CNNMoney: Joplin tornado damage could total $3 billionupdated: Tue May 24 2011 10:38:00

The tornado that devastated Joplin, Mo., killing at least 117 people, may have caused up to $3 billion in insured losses, according to an estimate from a catastrophe risk modeling firm released Tuesday.

Prisoners pitch in to keep the mighty Mississippi River at bayupdated: Sun May 22 2011 22:39:00

Prisoners in southeastern Louisiana are helping to fill sandbags and patch up levee holes along the swollen Mississippi in an all-hands-on-deck effort to keep the mighty river at bay.

Prisoners fight floodwatersupdated: Sun May 22 2011 22:39:00

Brian Todd reports from Louisiana State Penitentiary, where inmates work to shore up flood barriers.

Life on the swollen riverupdated: Sun May 22 2011 09:26:00

Floodwaters around Vidalia, Louisiana, aren't going anywhere, anytime soon, as CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports.

Along the Mississippi, signs of recovery and stormy forecastsupdated: Fri May 20 2011 18:39:00

Early signs of recovery mixed with stormy forecasts Friday, as residents struggled to dig out of the most significant flood to hit the lower Mississippi River valley in more than 70 years.

Oysters threatened by floodingupdated: Fri May 20 2011 18:39:00

CNN's Rob Marciano explains the impact that flooding may have on Louisiana's oyster industry.

CNN anchor stands chest deep in waterupdated: Wed May 18 2011 22:22:00

CNN's John King stands chest deep in floodwater in Butte LaRose, Louisiana, where water is intentionally being diverted.

River cresting ahead of schedule at Vicksburg with record levelupdated: Wed May 18 2011 22:22:00

The flood-swollen Mississippi River was cresting at Vicksburg Wednesday night, hours earlier than anticipated but at a record level of 57 feet, according to the National Weather Service.

The river, "strong, brown god," always winsupdated: Sat May 14 2011 22:32:00

I saw my first Mississippi River flood in Mark Twain's hometown in June of the year that Roy Rogers married Dale Evans and my St. Louis Cardinals finished second in the National League: 1947.

First bay of Louisiana spillway opens, in attempt to lower river levelupdated: Sat May 14 2011 20:58:00

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the first of potentially several bays of the Morganza spillway on Saturday afternoon, a move intended to spare some areas from severe flooding while redirecting water into others.

Mississippi River overtakes Memphisupdated: Sat May 14 2011 02:00:00

The swollen Mississippi River is cresting many feet above flood stage in Memphis, Tennessee. CNN's Tommy Andres reports.

Jindal: Morganza Spillway could open as early as Saturdayupdated: Fri May 13 2011 21:19:00

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers could open the Morganza Spillway as early as Saturday, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Friday.

CNNMoney: Flood wreaks havoc with Mississippi economyupdated: Fri May 13 2011 12:58:00

The massive flood churning its way down the Mississippi River will go down in history for its catastrophic, multi-billion dollar impact on the Midwestern economy, says an insurers' research group.

'It's the pungent smell of human waste'updated: Thu May 12 2011 22:41:00

European tourists at Graceland are horrified by the smell of sewage wafting all over the city. WPTY reports.

Louisiana braces for flooding onslaughtupdated: Thu May 12 2011 22:41:00

Residents of the Atchafalaya Basin in south-central Louisiana, already urged to evacuate, late Thursday awaited a formal decision on whether a spillway will be opened, sending millions of gallons of floodwaters their way.

Flood, disasters punish South, but locals say region shall rise againupdated: Thu May 12 2011 07:52:00

One by one, disasters have battered the Deep South in recent years: Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, horrific tornadoes, the Gulf oil spill and now a flood of biblical proportions on the Mississippi River.

Residents' fate rests in spillwayupdated: Wed May 11 2011 12:30:00

Baton Rouge braces for a massive flood if a spillway opens. WBRZ reports.

Mississippi floods beating control systemupdated: Wed May 11 2011 12:30:00

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Monday opened the Bonnet Carré Spillway for the 10th time since 1932. This 7,000-foot structure of gates on the east bank of the Mississippi River, 30 miles above New Orleans, relieves pressure on levees protecting the city by shunting river water into nearby Lake Pontchartrain.

CNNMoney: Floods drives up gas pricesupdated: Wed May 11 2011 11:18:00

Flooding along the Mississippi River is driving up gas prices over fears that refineries could become inundated in coming weeks, especially as the flood heads downriver for Louisiana.

Mississippi River near record levelupdated: Tue May 10 2011 21:21:00

A spillway has been opened upriver from New Orleans to prevent the city from flooding, but in Memphis the damage is done

Effects of epic flood will linger long after water recedesupdated: Tue May 10 2011 09:10:00

People up and down the Mississippi River could feel the effects from this week's epic flooding long after the water recedes.

Bracing for record flooding in Memphisupdated: Tue May 10 2011 09:10:00

Memphis is on high alert as the Mississippi River continues to rise. CNN's Holly Firfer reports.

Miss. River flooding sets recordsupdated: Sat May 07 2011 22:12:00

Rising waters on the Mississippi River is causing flood levels of historic proportions across the Midwest.

Memphis braces for floodupdated: Sat May 07 2011 17:27:00

Residents who live near the Mississippi River prepare for flooding. CNN's David Mattingly reports.

Levee breach offers relief, problemsupdated: Thu May 05 2011 20:25:00

An intentionally breached levee floods farmlands, leaving farmers struggling to figure out what's next.

Massive floods extend across Midwest, Southupdated: Wed May 04 2011 15:06:00

An engorged Mississippi River spilled out onto huge swaths of farmland in the South and Midwest on Wednesday, prompting massive flooding from Minnesota to Louisiana.

Breached levee and downriver disasterupdated: Wed May 04 2011 15:06:00

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon speaks about the levee crisis that has flooded hundreds of square miles of farmland.

Levee operation a successupdated: Wed May 04 2011 08:41:00

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the operation to help ease pressure on the Mississippi River is working.

Record flooding still in forecast after levee breachupdated: Wed May 04 2011 08:41:00

The intentional breach of a levee on the Mississippi River is helping to ease unprecedented flood pressure on other areas, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said.

Levee breach lowers river, but record flooding still forecastupdated: Tue May 03 2011 22:06:00

The intentional breach of a levee on the Mississippi River is sending 396,000 cubic feet per second of water onto 200 square miles of fertile Missouri farmland. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said the operation is helping to ease unprecedented flood pressure on other areas.

Midwest braces for floodingupdated: Mon May 02 2011 05:54:00

CNN's Ed Lavandera reports on rising waters from a breached levee in Missouri and fears of flooding across the Midwest.

Levels of still rising Mississippi, Ohio rivers at all-time highsupdated: Mon May 02 2011 05:54:00

Persistent, heavy rains have helped swell the Mississippi and Ohio rivers to the highest levels ever recorded, said an Army Corps of Engineers official Sunday.

Divided by a river: Two states grapple with rising floodwatersupdated: Sat Apr 30 2011 22:01:00

A mandatory evacuation was issued Saturday for a southwestern Illinois town threatened by the rain-swollen Mississippi River, an order that was issued as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers weighed whether to blow up a levee and flood rural farm communities to save the town.

Illinois mayor prepares residents to evacuate due to flood threatupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 20:20:00

An Illinois mayor urged some residents on Friday to make plans to evacuate the town as the flood-engorged Mississippi River reached record levels.

Missouri tries to block plan to breach Mississippi River leveeupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 22:33:00

Missouri's attorney general turned to a federal court Tuesday to stop a federal plan to blow a levee to ease pressure on the flood-engorged Mississippi River.

Midwesterners brace for possible record floodingupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 22:25:00

Sandbag walls were beginning to rise Tuesday across parts of the Midwest against what the National Weather Service warned could be record flooding in the Mississippi and Ohio river valleys over the next week.

Saving souls and the planet go togetherupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 08:03:00

Last October, the Ecumenical Patriarchate convened an international, interdisciplinary and interfaith symposium in New Orleans on the Mississippi River, the eighth in a series of high-level conferences exploring the impact of our lifestyle and consumption on our planet's major bodies of water.

Large fish kill found at mouth of Mississippi River Gulf outletupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 17:43:00

Thousands of dead fish and other marine life have been found at the mouth of the Mississippi River outlet into the Gulf of Mexico, according to the president of St. Bernard Parish in Louisiana.

Louisiana reopens some areas to commercial crabbingupdated: Fri Aug 20 2010 21:44:00

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries ordered some areas near the Mississippi River that had been closed because of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill to reopen to commercial crabbing on Friday.

Oil threatens sperm whales in Gulfupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 11:53:00

Our need for oil almost wiped out the sperm whale once, and now our insatiable hunger for it threatens them again.

Louisiana demands justice, not charityupdated: Mon Jun 14 2010 07:24:00

Henry Ford once described history as "one damned thing after another." And he didn't even live in Louisiana.

Coast Guard wants oil cleanup ideasupdated: Mon Jun 14 2010 07:24:00

CNN's Barbara Starr speaks with the man in charge of reviewing the public's ideas for cleaning up the Gulf oil spill.

Use Mississippi River to stop the oilupdated: Mon Jun 14 2010 07:20:00

Every catastrophe has its unsung heroes. In BP's oil spill disaster, one such hero is not a person but a river: the Mississippi River. But the river's strength is flagging, and unless our leaders change what the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is doing, things could get a lot worse for our coastal marshes.

Which Gulf beaches are open?updated: Thu Jun 10 2010 15:26:00

Most beaches along the Gulf coast are open and have not been affected by the Gulf oil disaster. Bonnie Schneider reports.

Energy official grilled on oil responseupdated: Tue May 25 2010 13:25:00

The Obama administration says patience is running out on getting an effective response to the Gulf Coast oil leak.

Spill imperils a distinctive culture: 'There's a sense of doom'updated: Tue May 25 2010 13:25:00

Talk to Jack Fillinich and you'll hear it. It's Sunday morning and he's sitting in front of the single-story house in Golden Meadow, Louisiana, that he's lived in his whole life. He's 69. He's wearing slippers, jeans and no shirt, repairing a shrimp net. And he's repairing a shrimp net on a Sunday morning with no shirt on because that's what he's always done: fix nets, build boats, go fish.

Gulf Coast braces for an oily messupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 22:33:00

The Gulf Coast braced for a greasy and unwelcome tide Thursday as the region's largest oil spill in decades threatened the marshlands and beaches at the mouth of the Mississippi River.

This Week in iReport: Bursting balloon, canoeing the Mississippiupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 14:53:00

This week in iReport, we blast off into the skies and splash into the vast waters of the Mississippi River. Take a look at how a group of college students send a weather balloon into near space. Meet iReporter Neal Moore who's documenting his journey down the Mississippi River. And check out two of our talented artists, Brixton Doyle and Jim Brenneman.

This Week in iReportupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 14:53:00

The iReport team watches a balloon burst for science, takes a ride down the Mississippi, and profiles two talented artists.

Underwater Rugbyupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 20:17:00

These rugby players take the already intense game to a new level - under water. Photojournalist Bob Crowley shows us.

Photojournalists train lenses on sports' wide worldupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 20:17:00

Eyes are on Beijing, China, for the Summer Games, with an estimated 4 billion people expected to tune in to watch the world's top athletes seek the ultimate recognition: an Olympic gold medal.

Barge company to take care of Mississippi River spill cleanupupdated: Fri Jul 25 2008 09:04:00

The owner of the barge that spilled about 420,000 gallons of industrial fuel in the Mississippi River near New Orleans said Thursday the company was not to blame for the accident, but said it will be responsible for the cleanup.

Misery in the midwestupdated: Mon Jun 23 2008 23:11:00

CNN's Reynolds Wolf reports from Grafton, Illinois, where the Mississippi River is still rising today.

Time.com: An End to Mississippi River's Rise?updated: Mon Jun 23 2008 07:00:00

The water is still well above the banks of the upper Mississippi River, but residents of both flooded towns and those protected by levees and sandbags can see an ending

Time.com: The Unluckiest Town in Americaupdated: Fri Jun 20 2008 12:25:00

An impoverished town in Illinois has had its flood insurance revoked by the Federal Government. Now the floods are coming. And don't even talk about earthquakes

Time.com: Midwest Flooding Takes Heavy Tollupdated: Thu Jun 19 2008 09:00:00

Neighbors in several towns that sit on the Mississippi River are doing their best to help each other, but there has still been a great cost

Mississippi River towns rush against rising waterupdated: Wed Jun 18 2008 01:57:00

Residents of this small town in Illinois, like many others who live along the banks of the surging Mississippi River, raced against the clock Tuesday to erect a makeshift levee as rising floodwaters threatened.

Flooding worries spread to other towns along the Mississippiupdated: Mon Jun 16 2008 23:04:00

Iowa officials are concerned about towns along the Mississippi River as floodwaters in the state's eastern counties began to drain toward the river.

Time.com: Evacuations Ordered Along Iowa Riverupdated: Wed Jun 11 2008 19:00:00

Residents were ordered to evacuate low-lying sections of towns along the overflowing Cedar River on Wednesday

Time.com: More Remains Found in Bridge Debrisupdated: Thu Aug 16 2007 16:00:00

Human remains were found in two of four vehicles taken from the wreckage of the Interstate 35 bridge collapse since Wednesday evening

Time.com: 9th Body Found in Bridge Debrisupdated: Mon Aug 13 2007 12:00:00

Divers found another body in the Mississippi River on Sunday, 11 days after a highway bridge collapsed into the fast-flowing water

Time.com: Flags Lowered at Minn. Capitolupdated: Wed Aug 08 2007 18:00:00

Flags flew at half-staff at the Minnesota Capitol on Wednesday a week after a bridge collapsed into the Mississippi River, killing at least five people and injuring about 100

Minneapolis falls silent for victims of bridge collapseupdated: Tue Aug 07 2007 21:54:00

From parks to the banks of the Mississippi River, people across Minneapolis on Tuesday paused to remember those who died in last week's bridge disaster as the search intensified for more victims.

Sheriff: Bridge debris may hold more victimsupdated: Mon Aug 06 2007 22:28:00

Investigators need to begin removing debris from the Mississippi River to further the investigation of the I-35W bridge collapse and the search for missing motorists, Hennepin County Sheriff Richard Stanek said Monday.

Painstaking recovery at bridgeupdated: Mon Aug 06 2007 22:28:00

Painstaking recovery at bridge

Bridge collapse witnessupdated: Sat Aug 04 2007 08:46:00

Bridge collapse witness

Surviving a disasterupdated: Sat Aug 04 2007 08:46:00

Surviving a disaster

Divers face dangerous conditions as river search continuesupdated: Fri Aug 03 2007 08:13:00

The search for bodies in the Mississippi River was painstakingly slow as divers navigated debris and coped with low visibility after Wednesday's deadly bridge collapse, officials said.

I-Reporters document collapseupdated: Fri Aug 03 2007 08:00:00

I-Reporters document collapse

Disasters and homecomings: I-Report weekly highlightsupdated: Fri Aug 03 2007 08:00:00

I-Report marked another big week after readers sent in some of the first images of a bridge that collapsed Wednesday, August 1, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Time.com: 4 Dead, 79 Injured in Minneapolis Collapseupdated: Thu Aug 02 2007 00:00:00

Divers searched the Mississippi River on Thursday for more bodies entombed in cars trapped beneath the surface. As many as 30 people remained missing

CNNMoney: Grain traffic halted after bridge collapseupdated: Wed Aug 01 2007 23:03:00

A highway bridge collapse in Minneapolis halted traffic on the upper reaches of the Mississippi River, stalling a vital waterway that moves billions of dollars worth of commodities.

Stop along the Mississippi Riverupdated: Thu Jun 22 2006 10:47:00

A one-of-a-kind neighborhood exists between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Nowhere else in the world will you see so many beautiful plantation homes, unique accommodations and great gifts. Better still, these stunning structures are open for tours, and all line the banks of the undulating Mississippi River.

Katrina kills most fish in New Orleans aquariumupdated: Wed Sep 07 2005 11:34:00

Hurricane Katrina killed most of the fish in the New Orleans Aquarium of the Americas, the American Zoo and Aquarium Association Web site reported.

showbuzzupdated: Fri Apr 30 2004 11:01:00

The blues are back at Chess Records Studio.

Money Magazine: Romantic getaways: Galenaupdated: Thu Feb 05 2004 00:59:00

Mansions by turn Italianate, Greek or Gothic Revival, or Queen Anne. Antique stores, fancy boutiques, studios where artists produce paintings, pottery and stained glass: Galena's charms seem disproportionate to its size.

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As the '90s come to a close, here's a look back at some of the decade's finest music. (Part one in a series.)

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