Mississippi River http://wrkf.org en Coast Guard Reopens Mississippi River After Spill http://wrkf.org/post/coast-guard-reopens-mississippi-river-after-spill <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wwno/audio/2014/02/FlemingRiverOpenWEB.mp3" class="asset-audio">Coast Guard overseeing oil cleanup.</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Mississippi River in Louisiana has reopened to vessel traffic after an oil spill. Mariners are asked to report any oil spotted along the river.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Coast Guard says more than 31,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from a barge that collided with a towboat Saturday. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:23:11 +0000 Eileen Fleming 23016 at http://wrkf.org Coast Guard Reopens Mississippi River After Spill Drought Causes Ripple Effect Along Mighty Mississippi River http://wrkf.org/post/drought-causes-ripple-effect-along-mighty-mississippi-river The persistent drought is raising questions about how the Mississippi River is managed — both upstream and down.<p>While cargo traffic upriver has gotten lots of attention, the drought is creating a different set of problems downriver at the mouth of the Mississippi, where saltwater has encroached.<p>An old-fashioned staff river gauge behind the New Orleans district office of the U.S. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:43:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 5477 at http://wrkf.org Drought Causes Ripple Effect Along Mighty Mississippi River Water Institute Hires Esteemed Researcher http://wrkf.org/post/water-institute-hires-esteemed-researcher <p>The Water Institute of the Gulf has hired a renowned Mississippi River expert to join their staff to help advance the group’s Gulf Coast restoration and protection efforts. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 17:02:24 +0000 Lisa Lovello 2850 at http://wrkf.org