Restoring the Confluence

Published: September 12, 2012

“Restoring the Confluence” –Original Presentation by Charlie Hanneken, US Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District

September 12, 2012

The historic Missouri River was a completely different river system than what we have today. From a meandering, unpredictable muddy stream, we have reshaped the Mighty Mo into a more stable (but still unpredictable) swift channel.

Charlie Hanneken, who works for the US Army Corps of Engineers Missouri River Recovery Program,  showed how we have moved from there to here and where we may be going. He discussed the reasons for habitat restoration and focus on plans for the Cora Island Unit of the Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, a recently acquired piece of public land located just upstream of the Confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers.

Before the presentation, the St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau  led a  walk through historic downtown St. Charles.

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All speakers are presenting for free and Big A’s is sharing the space for free! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with all of us!

The Big Muddy Speaker Series also takes place monthly in Rocheport and Kansas City.

A special thank you to Greenway Networkand Mike Clark of Big Muddy Adventures for making this happen!


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