The Upper Mississippi is the portion of the river from Lake Itasca, Minnesota to Cairo, Illinois - 2000 km (1250 mi) where it joins the Ohio River. In terms of geology and hydrography, the Upper Mississippi River valley likely originated as an ice-marginal stream during what had been referred to as the Nebraskan glaciation
River Course the Upper Mississippi is a gorge with high limestone bluffs from St. Anthony Falls to St. Paul. Upstream of the waterfall, the land slopes gently to rivers edge. Downstream of downtown St. Paul the river enters its wide pre-glacial valley. Unlike the Lower Mississippi, much of the upper river is a series of pools created by a system of 29 locks and dams that regulate water levels for the Upper River and play a major part in regulating levels on the Lower Mississippi.
National Parks there are three sites along the Upper Mississippi River: the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area is dedicated to protecting and interpreting the Mississippi River itself; Effigy Mounds National Monument and Gateway Arch in St. Louis.
Tug and Barge Navigation has been made suitable with a Depth of 2.75 meters - 9 Ft
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Minnesota means clear blue water from the Dakota language. Nearly 60 percent of the population lives in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, the center of transportation, business, industry, education, government and an internationally renowned arts community. The remainder of the Land of 10,000 Lakes consists of western prairies, forests in the southeast and mining, forestry, and recreation in the North Woods Read More
The Quad Cities area consists of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Moline, East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois. The region has the excitement of a big city and the hospitality of a small town with award-winning museums and cultural centers, internationally-recognized festivals, beautiful riverfronts and a vibrant nightlife Read More
The Great River Road in Illinois National Scenic Byway runs along the banks and bluffs of the Mississippi River, through quaint river towns and urban cities as it hugs the western border of Illinois for 550 miles. Experience an Illinois winery, brewery, farm, u-pick, or local farm to table restaurant.
Fertile Soils and Waters Discovered by Native Americans Ideal Partners for Agriculture and Farming
Your Journey begins in Chicago, a world-class city. Experience the heart of the city from the Chicago River and visit the city’s 57-acre Museum Campus which includes the Field Museum, home to more than 20 million objects on culture, science and the environment, the Art Institute of Chicago, second largest art museum in America with over 300,000 works of art Read More
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