St. Croix and Namekagon River levels higher than normal for mid-September
Water levels are higher than normal for this time of year due to recent rainfall. Along with below average water temperatures, river users should be alert to the possibility of faster than normal currents.
Explore the St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers in a journey across the four seasons and through a thousand years of history. Delight in the beauty of nature as you listen to those who enjoy and fight to protect these special places.
Minnesota's National Park Legacy explores the natural and cultural legacy of Minnesota’s six national park sites: Grand Portage National Monument, Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, North Country National Scenic Trail, Pipestone National Monument, St. Croix National Scenic Riverway and Voyageurs National Park, as well as projects completed by the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program. For closed caption: http://www.mnvideovault.org/mpml_player_embed.php?vid_id=19945&select_index=0
Ever wonder what it’s like to be inside a bald eagle nest? Thanks to Jim C. Spickler, climber for the Great Lakes Network field team, we’re able to get a firsthand look at what it’s like to retrieve bald eagle nestlings for sampling. While this video was shot along the Mississippi River, researchers are also looking at water quality, by testing young eagles, along the St. Croix.
St. Croix National Scenic Riverway is home to 40 species of native mussels. Throughout the United States their populations are considered highly threatened. The Higgins Eye Pearly mussel is on the endangered species list.