Environment

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Two male bald eagles near Fulton have found a new, female eagle to nest with. A web camera is mounted above the home of the three eagles. Usually eagles mate in pairs.

Michelle O'Neill reports their nest is located along Pool 13 of the Upper Mississippi River National Fish and Wildlife Refuge.

Ed Britton, Manager of the Savanna district, says last year, the two males survived repeated attacks on the nest. But after one prolonged attack, the female eagle was severely injured and never returned to the nest.

Water in Abundance

Feb 3, 2018


Moline Fire Department

Some residents of Moline are being warned to prepare for possible flooding. Ice jams in the Rock River near the I-74 bridge are causing the level of the river to rise. 

Acts of Courage

Jan 27, 2018


Dubuque High Bridges

Jan 20, 2018


Big River Magazine

What started as a monthly newsletter of several pages about the upper Mississippi River, has become 25 years later, a glossy full-color magazine running to 50 pages or more.

Dangerous Winter Weather

Jan 15, 2018

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for the WVIK listening area until noon on Tuesday. Cold air moving into our region following last night's storm system will lead to bitterly cold wind chills through Tuesday morning.

First Dubuque Bridge

Jan 13, 2018


Centennial Bridge

Jan 6, 2018


http://livinglandsandwaters.org/timeline/ / Living Lands and Waters

Chad Pregracke has set a lofty goal for his 20th year of pulling garbage out of rivers.

The founder of Living Lands and Waters says last year the group removed nearly 442,000 pounds of trash from the Mississippi and other rivers. This year, Pregracke wants that number to top one million.

And as always, he's confident it can be done. "I've been lifting weights  and doing extra workouts... and uh... That's a joke."

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