A bi-partisan caucus was launched last year to identify and deal with issues that affect those who live, work and play along the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Among the river issues that will eventually need to be dealt with are the aging lock and dam system, according to many in the know. Christine Favilla, head of the local Sierra club, says non-structural solutions need to be considered first
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More than half the goods and services that are consumed by Americans are produced or supplied by water that flows through the Mississippi River and its tributaries.