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 ILLER - LoveToKnow Article on ILLER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
, a river of Bavaria, rising in the south-west extremity of the kingdom, among the Algauer Alps.
The most important river is the Illinois, which, formed by the junction of the Des Plaines and the Kankakee, in the N.E. part of Grundy county, crosses the N. central and W. portions of the state, draining 24,726 sq.
The first transportation problem was to connect Lake Michigan and the Mississippi river; this was accomplished by building the Illinois and Michigan canal to La Salle, at the head of the navigation on the Illinois river, a work which was begun in 1836 and completed in 1848 under the auspices of the state.
9.1911encyclopedia.org /I/IL/ILLER.htm   (9236 words)

  
 Articles - Missouri River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The headwaters of the Missouri are in the Rocky Mountains of southwestern Montana, near the continental divide.
The river is nicknamed "Big Muddy" because of the high silt content in its flow, a feature that is highly visible at its confluence with the Mississippi.
During the late 19th century, the river was a primary means of transportation of goods and passengers before the spread of the railroads.
www.centralairconditioners.net /articles/Missouri_River   (572 words)

  
 Anomalies Article: The Big Muddy Monster
In 1973, Murphysboro, Illinois, a small town on the banks of the Big Muddy river, had several sightings of a hair and mud covered monster.
On June 25 of that year, a couple sitting in their car heard weird shrieks start to come from the woods nearby; then a huge figure -- eight feet tall -- covered with light brown hair and what appeared to be mud, came out of the woods and lumbered toward their vehicle.
The Big Muddy Monster is believed by some to be related to the legendary hairy wildman, Bigfoot.
anomalyinfo.com /articles/sa00011.shtml   (209 words)

  
 Kell, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kell is located near the divide between the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.
Casey Creek, a tributary of the Big Muddy River and the Mississippi River, runs through the middle of town.
The Ohio/Mississippi divide is just east of Kell, where Panther Fork, a tributary of the Ohio River has its origin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kell,_Illinois   (433 words)

  
 IJC — International Red River Board
The Red River, or Red River of the North as it is known in the United States, flows north from its headwaters in Minnesota, across the Canada-United States international boundary, to its outlet at Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba.
International Red River Pollution Board: In 1964, the IJC was requested by the governments to study and report on the extent and causes of pollution of the Red River at the boundary and to recommend remedial measures.
The International Red River Pollution Board was established by the Commission in June 1969 and has provided continuous surveillance of the water quality of the Red River at the international boundary.
www.ijc.org /conseil_board/red_river/en/irrb_home_accueil.htm   (508 words)

  
 IJC - International Souris River Board
The Souris River originates in the Province of Saskatchewan, passes through the State of North Dakota, and then crosses into the Province of Manitoba before joining the Assiniboine River.
The river valley is flat and shallow, and its semi-arid prairie has been extensively cultivated.
International Souris River Board of Control: In January 1940, the governments requested the IJC to investigate and report on regulation, use and flow of the Souris River and its tributaries and the apportionment of water between the two countries.
www.ijc.org /conseil_board/souris_river/en/souris_home_accueil.htm   (437 words)

  
 Big Muddy Wetland
This set the stage for Ducks Unlimited’s (DU) purchase of “Big Muddy Wetlands” from ALC using the proceeds from a grant that DU received from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation.
The Middle Mississippi River ecosystem is a 200-mile long reach of the Mississippi River running from St. Louis, MO to Cairo, IL.
The river and its associated floodplain provide habitat for numerous native fish and wildlife, and serves as a vital migration corridor for ducks and other waterfowl within the Mississippi Flyway.
www.ducks.org /conservation/projects/GreatLakesAtlantic/GreatLakes/BigMuddyWetlands.asp   (807 words)

  
 Shawnee Trail Chapter, NSDAR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Shawneetown was a port of entry on the Ohio River for immigrants from the east and south.
There was a demand for the shortest overland route from Shawneetown on the Ohio River to Kaskaskia on the Mississippi River.
This old road came from Kaskaskia to Mulkeytown with a stop at the old Silkwood Inn, across Six Mile township, across Big Muddy River to Plumfield with a stop at the "public well" to water the stock.
www.geocities.com /Heartland/Grove/2515   (310 words)

  
 Rivers, Trails & Conservation Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
From confluence with Big Muddy River to Rt 13-127 crossing
A central Illinois river with heavy farming in watershed.
From confluence with the Illinois River to Pontiac
nps.gov /ncrc/programs/rtca/nri/states/il.html   (2902 words)

  
 Print Version   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The Big Muddy River at Murphysboro has flooded the boat ramp near Riverside Park.
In Pulaski County, the new Grand Chain Lodge restaurant and campground, built on a bluff overlooking the river, is dry but the boat ramp is mostly under water.
The Big Muddy River is over its banks at several places.
www.southernillinoisan.com /articles/2005/01/11/top/doc41e3cf554155a666189327.prt   (477 words)

  
 Where to take a Big River Tour.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Big River Tours, Inc. Your Ticket to the Big Muddy © provides river boat tours on the lower Missouri River and navigable tributaries.
Located on the river about twenty-five miles downstream of downtown Kansas City MO and just about four miles above Fort Osage, Cooley Lake Public Fishing Access is close to Kansas City but well out in the country away from the "urban river".
It is a portion of a larger Conservation Area named for an old oxbow lake near the river along Missouri 210 between Missouri City and Orrick, MO Cooley Lake Access has sanitary facilities, bank fishing, a boat ramp, and hundreds of acres of river bottom open and wooded land to hike and enjoy.
www.bigrivertours.com /where.html   (1015 words)

  
 WORLD HEALTH DAY TO FOCUS ON FAMILY ROAD SAFETY
All sizes of carp from the Big Muddy River, from Rend Lake to Ill. Route 149, should be limited to one meal per week because of PCB contamination.
In the new Des Plaines River segment from Hoffman Dam to Lockport, carp greater than 22 inches should be limited to six meals per year, and carp less than 22 inches and all sizes of channel catfish should be limited to one meal per month.
The advice for the segment of the Des Plaines River from Lockport to the Kankakee River is unchanged.
www.idph.state.il.us /public/press04/4.06.04.htm   (1520 words)

  
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A great many of the old settlers who lived near the river died with what is since called the "mild sick", which gave the country the reputation of being very unhealthy, and from that time to 1836, the country was settled very slowly.
He was the son of William BOONE who operated a flat boat on Big Muddy and defended the people against the Indians in 1812 and was later a State Senator.
Big things are going to be done in this land during the next fifty years, for this wilderness is going to be transforemd into a land of plenty.
www.iltrails.org /jackson/jchis.htm   (6344 words)

  
 Streamflow Conditions in Illinois   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
You should always visually inspect a river, stream or creek for yourself, prior to beginning a float trip, to determine whether current stream flow conditions are adequete and safe.
Big Muddy River at Route 127 at Murphysboro, IL
Ohio River at Dam 51 at Golconda, IL
www.thetent.com /arcadia/il/ilsf_index.htm   (406 words)

  
 Ina, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ina was located on high ground adjacent to the Casey Creek/Big Muddy River bottoms.
The Big Muddy has since been dammed to form Rend Lake.
Ina is the home of Rend Lake Community College.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ina,_Illinois   (445 words)

  
 Missouri River Pictures
The red marks indicate the north and south points where a range of hills were breached and allowed the lake formed by the blockage of the Big Muddy to drain via what was to become the Missouri River, into the Gulf of Mexico.
The red marks are about 6 miles east of the old Big Muddy River.
Gumbo hills that used to dam the Missouri River south of Culbertson, MT This pic was taken where the river leaves my farm at it's southeast corner.
www.boysungrain.com /river.htm   (378 words)

  
 DNR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Numerous contaminants were detected in fish flesh and sediments from the river in the upper basin including chlordane, dieldrin and heptachlor epoxide.
Although born in Kansas in 1868, Masters was raised in the Lewistown area and was impressed by the Spoon River and the Oak Hill Cemetery nearby.
The Little Vermilion River drains 125,440 acres in Illinois with the remainder of the watershed in Indiana.
dnr.state.il.us /lands/education/CLASSRM/AquaticILLessons/factsheets.htm   (3877 words)

  
 The Life of Marie Moulton Graves Hopkins, by John Henry Hopkins (1934)
Blish, whose house overlooked the "big muddy" Missouri River and the freight yards of the railroads which entered Atchison.
The "Big Muddy," of course, is the ferocious Missouri River.
Then, the "Big Muddy" River went on an unusual rampage during the "June rise," and began to cut away the soil and the approach to the railroad bridge at the east end of the bridge.
justus.anglican.org /resources/pc/women/mmghopkins/05.html   (7718 words)

  
 Collection Information
Arkansas River from Dam #2 downriver to the Mississippi River.
Big Muddy River, slough on N side of river, between the river and road/levee N of river and S of Tower Island Chute, approx.
Missouri River (RM 50.0 to 0.0 confluence with Mississippi River)
nas.er.usgs.gov /queries/CollectionInfo.asp?SpeciesID=551&State=IL&...   (1468 words)

  
 ATSDR - PHA - Dowzer Electric, Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois
The Big Muddy River was impounded south of Mount Vernon to form Rend Lake, which was created for flood control, for drinking water supplies, and for recreational use.
Casey Fork Creek is a tributary of Rend Lake and the Big Muddy River.
In addition to the Big Muddy River and Casey Fork Creek, major tributaries to the lake include Atchison Creek, Gun Creek, and Rayse Creek (10).
www.atsdr.cdc.gov /hac/pha/dowzerelectric/dow_p1.html   (7960 words)

  
 It came from the Big Muddy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The river was the namesake of the Muddy River Monster.
It was first sighted along the banks of the river in Murphysboro nearly three decades ago.
The footprints that the trio discovered were large, but had begun to lose shape in the soft mud of the river bottoms.
www.dailyegyptian.com /fall01/10-26-01/mudmonster.html   (869 words)

  
 Survey Document #2175
The site, which lies in the Mississippi River and Big Muddy River floodplains, was drained by a series of channels and intensively farmed until acquisition by the federal government as part of the national forest.
Arkansas manna-grass and pole manna-grass were both previously known only from Union County in a floodplain swamp along the Big Muddy River.
About 50 plants of Arkansas manna-grass in one population were found in the southwest portion of Oakwood Bottoms and three populations totaling about 200 plants were found in the northern part of Oakwood Bottoms.
www.inhs.uiuc.edu /chf/pub/surveyreports/nov-dec95/oakwood.html   (801 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Grand Tower was an important river port and much coal from the Murphysboro region was handled there.
The rapids and whirlpools about it were long rated as among the great perils of navigation of the river during the flatboat days.
This company began to develop a large tract of land in the Big Muddy Valley and another on Cedar Creek.
www.iltrails.org /jackson/gt14.htm   (380 words)

  
 Ducks Unlimited:
The Big Muddy Tract donation will enable the U.S. Forest Service to consolidate several properties into 650 contiguous permanently protected acres.
The 195-acre Big Muddy River tract is located near the confluence of the Big Muddy and Mississippi Rivers.
Wetlands along the Big Muddy River provide additional foraging habitat for the more than 35,000 waterfowl that annually stage and winter in the 3,600 acre forested wetland of Oakwood Bottoms.
www.ducks.org /News/GLARORelease12-9-2003.asp   (622 words)

  
 Gaughan's Song Archive - Waist Deep in the Big Muddy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
We were knee deep in the Big Muddy,
We were waist deep in the Big Muddy
We were neck deep in the Big Muddy
www.dickalba.demon.co.uk /songs/texts/bigmuddy.html   (256 words)

  
 Baseball Toaster : Cub Town : January 2005
The rest of the NRIs with experience in the Bigs besides Fox, Williamson, Bergeron and Echevarria are of the "break glass in case of emergency" variety, and when I say emergency, I'm talking spine tingling cataclysm.
Adding another big bullpen arm isn't as crucial as fixing the lineup's lack of on-base skills, but it would be nice to enter the season with a few less question marks in the endgame.
Damian Miller had provided excellent defense and a steadying influence behind the plate, but the price for this was the worst season with the bat Miller had suffered since his 27 year-old rookie campaign in 1997, which featured all of 71 plate appearances with the Twins and a truly unfortunate.273/.282/.379 line.
cubtown.baseballtoaster.com /archives/2005_01.html   (11055 words)

  
 stations: Daily Values of Surface-Water Stage
Big Muddy River at Rte 127 at Murphysboro, IL
Nb Chicago River at Albany Avenue at Chicago, IL
Sangamon River at Route 48 at Decatur, IL
il.water.usgs.gov /annual_report/data/stagv_cy/indices0   (205 words)

  
 River Rats of the Alabama River - Camden Alabama
River Rats of the Alabama River - Camden Alabama
Summertime is hot in the Deep South but this crew has found a way to beat the heat.
This is the same radar used by the World Famous River Rats in preparation for another safe outing on the Big Muddy!
www.wilcoxwebworks.com /riverrats   (232 words)

  
 MIDDLE FORK OF THE BIG MUDDY RIVER RRA, SOUTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS, USA
The marsh rice rat is semiaquatic, inhabiting marshes, swamps, and shores of lakes and ponds.
Despite its extensive range in the U.S., the rice rat is uncommon in Illinois (it is a state-threatened species) and limited to the southern part of the state.
The Middle Fork of the Big Muddy River RRA is a small, single watershed site.
www.inhs.uiuc.edu /cwe/rra/site26.html   (265 words)

  
 Publications page 2
Big Muddy River Area Assessment, Volume 1: Geology.
The Illinois River: Partnerships for Progress, Restoration, and Preservation; Proceedings 2001 Governor’s Conference on the Management of the Illinois River System, Eighth Biennial Conference, October 2–4, 2001, Peoria, Illinois.
Stumpf, A.J. Late Quaternary Ice Flow, Stratigraphy, and History of the Babine Lake–– Bulkley River Region, Central British Columbia.
www.isgs.uiuc.edu /annulrpt/ar01_02/pub2.htm   (1029 words)

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