Hydrokinetic Project at Hastings
In the first of its kind installation in the U.S., the City of Hastings, working with Hydro Green Energy has been licensed to place two hydroturbines in the Mississippi River. The turbines are to be installed downstream from the existing hydropower plant at Lock and Dam #2.
Bureau of Mines (Coldwater) Project
The National Park Service has completed the Final EIS to determine the disposition of the former Bureau of Mines site. Watch this page for current updates.
Water Resources Information and Issues Overview Report
In 2004, the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (MNRRA) requested technical assistance from the Water Resources Division (WRD) of the National Park Service. The MNRRA and WRD developed the Water Resources Information and Issues Overview Report (PDF 3.2MB), a document that attempts to characterize water resources in MNRRA, reports the outcomes of a two-phase water resources scoping effort undertaken in 2005, and describes the subsequent analysis and conclusions of MNRRA and WRD staff.
Open Space Protection Opportunities
The National Park Service has developed the Open Space Protection Opportunities, a suite of informational tools that includes maps, a guidebook, and spatial data for use in a geographic information system. This information illustrates open space protection and restoration opportunities in the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area.