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Current Issue — July-August 2018
We made two errors in an interesting and important story in the current issue (July-August 2018) of Big River.
On page 30, in "Water Quality Shapes the Health of the River," we inserted the wrong graph for "Game Fish," in the lower right. As you can see in the corrected graphic above, as water clarity in Pool 8 increased from 1993 through 2011, Commercial Fish decreased and Game Fish increased.
We also misstated the measure of water clarity. It should be "milligrams per liter of river water," as in the correction above.
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Editorial: Dead, Dying and Poison Zones
Paddling Odysseys of 2016 March-April 2017 (pdf)
Paddling Odysseys of 2015 Jan-Feb 2016 (pdf)
Roll Me to the River Jan-Feb 2016
The Big Campus: Augsburg's River Semester Nov-Dec 2015. (pdf) The river was a classroom for three months. By Ryan Johnson
A Walk on Paint Rock March-April 2018 By Brian Gibbs
Nature Reawakens at Nahant Marsh July-August 2017 By Emery Styron
Spring Lake - A Legacy Lost and Found
Coldwater Cave May-June 2016
A Family Tree with Roots in the River — the Suiter family January-February 2018 By Sara Millhouse (pdf)
Boathouses on the Black River Nov-Dec 2017 By John Elliott (pdf)
Preparing for a Long River Cruise Jan-Feb 2008 By Capt. Larry Martin (pdf)
Bringing an Old Boat Back to Life January-February 2015 By Carl Henry
Bears Among Us November-December 2017 By Pamela Eyden (pdf)
The Plight of the Bumble Bees May-June 2017 By Joan Schnabel
An Otter Kind of Critter By Roger Lacher
Snapper! June 1994 By Roger Lacher
Carp -- Queen of the River or Pig with Fins? November 1993 By Pamela Eyden