Mississippi Mud Rising

“While we haven’t reduced the amount of mud in the river, our study shows that the source of river sediment has profoundly shifted due to a significant increase in river discharge” (Utah State University watershed scientist Patrick Belmont)

In addition to increased precipitation, water is being routed more quickly to the river via an ever-expanding network of underground drainage pipes. FULL STORY HERE

Original study published in September at Environmental Science & Technology online. Read Original Report HERE