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Article: Friends of the Mississippi River and National Park Service release inaugural State of the River report

September 27, 2012 - Friends of the Mississippi River and National Park Service release inaugural State of the River report reveals progress, cause for alarm on the Mississippi

Forty years after the passage of the Clean Water Act, a new landmark report on the health of the Mississippi River shows that progress has been made, but there is cause for serious concern as new issues emerge.

The report, which was just released by the Friends of the Mississippi River and the National Park Service, examines the status and trends of 13 key indicators of the river’s health and water quality, including bacteria, phosphorus, nitrate and sediment content, as well as the river’s viability for recreation, fish and wildlife.

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