New pix shared

Check out NWNL's new photo gallery - Mara River Basin: Use and abuse of its water resources.

on the road / on the river

I started out thinking of America as highways and state lines. As I got to know it better, I began to think of it as rivers. Most of what I love about the country is a gift of the rivers. . . . America is a great story, and there is a river on every … Continue reading on the road / on the river

Meander Scars of the Great Mississippi

As we've learned on expedition, paths will change, unexpected twists and turns are inevitable. Over time, the Mississippi River too, has changed its course, so beautifully depicted in Harold Fisk's hand-colored maps from 1944 in a report for the US Army Corps of Engineers. This twisted timeline of rainbow ribbons go as far back as … Continue reading Meander Scars of the Great Mississippi

Foiled !

Today I tried to go to the Shiloh Indian Mounds in TN and the Holcut Memorial in MS (dedicated to a town submerged in the 80's when the Feds constructed the Tennessee- Tombigbee Waterway). This is what I saw at both places: It's the same shut gate I've seen on this month's expedition at Great … Continue reading Foiled !