Friday, August 13, 2010

Mississippi River Water Resource News for (a slow Congressional Recess) Week

From Whence Cometh the Carp? (Hint: the answer is up for debate)
This news items was released by Great Lakes United earlier this week (August 11) regarding conclusions that are being reached by some on the life history (including potentially an Illinois River origination) of an invasive bighead carp caught in Lake Calumet, near Lake Michigan (media release here).  A new report has been released which attempts to determine the life history of the bighead carp captured on June 22, 2010, in Lake Calumet, just 6 miles from Lake Michigan. Great Lakes United, in partnership with Alliance for the Great Lakes, Healing Our Waters Coalition, National Wildlife Federation, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Prairie Rivers Network have produced a fact sheet to "unravel the science and clear up some of the misconceptions behind the bighead carp found in Lake Calumet." The Fact Sheet can be read (as a pdf file) here.

Notable @UpperMiss Twitter Postings for the Week:
IA State Senator Rob Hogg's statement on recent Iowa flooding & the need for sustainable flood prevention
Iowa League of Cities lawsuit accuses EPA of misinterpreting stormwater & wastewater rules
Scientists: Marshes along the LA coast may be rebounding from spill &
Ames IA resigned to bottled water after floods
Ames IA opens drinking water sites for residents after line breaks blamed on flooding RT @MinnesotaNews
Worst flooding in Ames IA history forces hundreds from their homes
USDA: US farmers on track to produce largest corn & soybean crop in history
Call for papers: Intnl Symposium on Society & Resource Management, "Integrating Conservation & Sustainable Living"
Effects of Urbanization on Stream Ecosystems study bibliography: & latest paper: (pdf)
Inspector General: EPA hiring process fails to place right candidates in right positions; blocking mission (pdf file)
Excessive heat warnings issued for states along Mississippi River & heat advisory covers other midwestern states
NOAA: U.S. July 75.5 F average was 1.3 degrees above the 1901-2000 long-term average
OSU study: Whether planted or naturally colonized, new wetlands similar at year 15 & function as effective C sinks
Read EDF's Delta Dispatches: with the Latest News on Efforts to Restore Coastal Louisiana
1000s gather for annual fishing tournament in Illinois & join fight vs Asian Carp in the process
Enviros seek $2.7 billion for wastewater infrastructure
RT @EcoInteractive: Scientists find changes to Gulf of Mexico dead zone
Genetically engineered versions of canola plant flourishing as roadside weeds in ND
Zebra Mussels Continue to Spread in Kansas and Missouri and
Wisconsin DNR steps up efforts against invasive species

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