Upper Mississippi River Basin kickoff workshop

IAN staff traveled to Moline, Illinois for the first of six sub-basin workshops for the Mississippi River Report Card project. This workshop focused on the Upper Mississippi River Basin, which stretches from Minnesota and Wisconsin in the north to St. Louis, Missouri in the south, and from Chicago in the east to Des Moines, Iowa in the west. The two-day workshop brought together experts from natural resource science and management sectors, but also engineering and economic sectors. Workshop participants helped determine indicators that would be used to address the six goals (flood risk, transportation, ecosystems, economies, water supply, and recreation) of the Mississippi River report card. This report card is part of the America's Watershed Initiative.