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Corps Action Could Reduce Mississippi River Up To 3 Feet

A top Corps of Engineers official has ordered the release of water from an upper Mississippi River reservoir in an effort to avoid closure of the river at St. Louis. Corps Major General John Peabody says the release from a reservoir in Minnesota will eventually add 3-6 inches of depth at St. Louis.

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Abby Faulkner
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St. Cloud’s Mississippi River Quality Improving, Experts Say [AUDIO]

The Mississippi River is healthier than it was 40 years ago - but there are still concerns, and improvements to be made. That's the word from the "State of the River Report," presented Friday morning at St. Cloud City Hall.

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Mississippi River Doing Well, But New Threats Loom

The stretch of the Mississippi River that flows through the Twin Cities area is in better shape than it was 40 years ago, but a new report warns of some emerging threats.

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Mayors of River Towns Seek Solutions

Mayors from 41 Mississippi River communities are gathering in St. Louis in hopes of coming up with ways to ensure and improve the sustainability of the nation's longest waterway.

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St. Cloud Mayor Part of Mississippi River Sustainability Effort

ST. LOUIS, MO (AP) -- St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis will join mayors from other cities along the Mississippi River for a meeting in St. Louis, Missouri. The group wants to look for ways to make the river more sustainable

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Mayors Seek Viability for Mississippi River

Several mayors of cities along the Mississippi River will gather in St. Louis this week to discuss ways to make the mighty waterway more sustainable. Thursday's gathering comes amid one of the worst droughts in recent memory.

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Free Event On Mississippi River this Saturday [AUDIO]

More than 40 free activities will be offered this Saturday on the Mississippi River. The annual "Take a Day OFF" will run from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Stearns County Mississippi River Park north of Sartell.

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Drought Not Affecting Upper Mississippi Shipping

This summer's drought is not affecting shipping on the Upper Mississippi River so far. Farther south, the Mississippi is about 13 feet below normal in some places.

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Abby Faulkner
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Mississippi River Still Navigable by Canoe

Although the flood warning for the Mississippi has been allowed to expire, the water levels remain high and the currents swift. Even so, Clear Waters Outfitting in Clearwater owner Dan Meer says the Mississippi River is still navigable below the St. Cloud dam.

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Flood Warning Cancelled, Levels Still High on Miss. River [VIDEO]

The National Weather Service has announced that the flood warning for the Mississippi River in St. Cloud has been cancelled. However, water levels on the river remain extremely high. There's some minor flooding in low lying areas through the metro area.

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