forget to look into some of the corruption with the Army Corps of Engineers
and the lock and dam projects up and down the river. There has been
a lot of media on this and I'm sure a google search would turn some
up. I lived in Galesburg, IL, just next to the river, for 6 years and
was active environmentally--whatever that means. The lock and dam projects
not only reveal government approaches to waterways but also are of great
importance to local conceptions of the geographies of the river.