WJON St. Cloud • State of the Mississippi River Report Shows Positive Trend in River Health

The Mississippi River is a wonderful asset to the community, but what does the future hold for the river?
The National Park Service held their State of the Mississippi River Report in St. Cloud Friday morning.
Lark Weller is the Water Quality Coordinator for the Mississippi River and Recreation Area. She says overall the health of the river is greatly improving.
“We were seeing rebound in our bald eagle, mussel and fish populations, so we are seeing positive response in our wildlife from actions we’ve taken to help them recover,” says Weller.
Weller says the river is still a safe place to swim, fish and enjoy other recreational activities.
However, even with the good news experts say there are also some red flags studies have presented.

Source: WJON St. Cloud, Alex Svejkovsky