2019 Gulf Dead Zone smaller than forecasted – why?

2019 Gulf Dead Zone smaller than forecasted – why?

The forecast for a record size Gulf Hypoxic Zone this year got much attention in the media, followed by the actual measurement of an area of low oxygen that was smaller than predicted. What happened, and why? This image from NOAA shows agricultural (green) and urban...
3 Key Points for Comments on Future of Upper Mississippi River

3 Key Points for Comments on Future of Upper Mississippi River

The river is falling, but the high water event of 2019 isn’t over yet. Decisions will need to be made not only for response to this record event but for planning for the future. The Mississippi River Network (MRN) is committed to facilitating public participation in...
5 need-to-knows about Mississippi River Nutrient Pollution in 2019 and how you can help

5 need-to-knows about Mississippi River Nutrient Pollution in 2019 and how you can help

Nutrients are essential for life, right? Yes. So, what’s the issue? What do you mean nutrient pollution? Nutrient pollution is what we are seeing in our waterways today. It’s jeopardizing clean drinking water for 20 million people in the Mississippi River Basin and it...