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A delta not so far away

Up here near the Mississippi River’s source, I don’t necessarily feel connected to the river’s mouth, a weird and exotic place about 850 river miles away. But Dr. Chris Paola, a University of Minnesota geologist, feels the connection every day. … Continue reading

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Remove a dam and watch what happens

On a family camping trip in the Sierras some years back, I sat down next to a mountain stream to enjoy the burbling sound of water flowing downhill. My brother-in-law, on the other hand, picked up a few rocks and … Continue reading

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Tale of two riverfronts

Trains are an endangered species in my neighborhood. I’ve seen track pulled up, signs removed, and far fewer rail cars biding their time on the tracks that parallel the Mississippi River. It’s not surprising. What’s happening here has happened all … Continue reading

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