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Will Dilg and the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge
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::2013/08/22::
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::2013/12/07::
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::2012/08/02::
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Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge, West Virginia 2009 USFWS 7min CC
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::2012/03/19::
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Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge with David
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::2012/12/27::
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Sandhill Cranes 2..  Minnesota River Valley National Wildlife Refuge 10/7
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::2012/10/08::
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America
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::2013/12/07::
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Upper Miss: Duck Central
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::2010/04/12::
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Upper Mississippi River Wildlife & Fish Refuge, Lansing, IA
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::2010/06/20::
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Effigy Mounds National Monument
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::2012/01/03::
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Lost Rivers in Arkansas, Spring 2010
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::2010/03/31::
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2009 Spring Snow Goose Hunting - Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge outside Mound City, Missouri
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::2009/03/17::
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Juvenile Red Tailed Hawk...Minnesota River Valley National Wildlife Refuge..720p
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::2011/10/23::
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2010 Spring Snow Goose Hunting - Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge outside Mound City, Missouri
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::2010/08/01::
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Horicon National Wildlife Refuge
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::2008/01/17::
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Northern Harrier # 2,  juvenile..Minnesota River Valley National Wildlife Refuge 10/21
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::2012/10/22::
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River Education Days
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::2010/05/21::
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Geocaching-Mixing Nature and Technology
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::2011/07/14::
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Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary: A Spectacle of Birds
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::2012/08/23::
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Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge with David
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::2013/01/10::
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A Trip to Noxubee Wildlife Refuge in Mississippi
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::2012/05/21::
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Bald Eagles on the icy Mississippi River at Alton, Illinois - January 12
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::2014/01/12::
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Cairo Illinois, Mississippi river, Ohio river Aerial view.MP4
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::2012/11/24::
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Major Drought - Dried Up Lakes And Rivers - Cracked Ground Kansas Drought 2012
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::2012/09/29::
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Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge
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::2012/08/28::
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Fishing in the Mississippi River Back Water.mp4
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::2012/04/19::
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Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
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Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge
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Astonishing video captures the moment Thousand of Ducks Invade Mississippi River Minnesota
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Ocala National Forest, Florida circa 1945 USDA 10min
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::2012/03/22::
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Aerial tour of Emiquon Preserve flooding
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Upper Mississippi Wildlife Refuge- Hiking Trail
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Mississippi River Camping 2010
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Camping in Central Mississippi
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ARE YOU READ - Missouri snow geese hunting
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::2012/08/18::
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Vue Hotel and Restaurant - Natchez - United States
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::2014/06/30::
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River flow in the Upper Mississippi River Basin
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::2012/10/20::
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Upper Mississippi Wildlife Refuge History
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Upper Mississippi Wildlife Refuge- Island construction
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2012 Mingo Swamp Friends Photo Contest
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2009 Basic Wetland Ecology & Outdoor Sports
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Spring on the Upper Mississippi River
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Mississippi River backwater near Alton IL
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Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge
Map of the United States
Location Jackson County, Monroe County, Randolph County, Illinois, Jefferson County, Perry County, Missouri, United States
Coordinates 37°55′00″N 89°55′00″W / 37.91667°N 89.91667°W / 37.91667; -89.91667Coordinates: 37°55′00″N 89°55′00″W / 37.91667°N 89.91667°W / 37.91667; -89.91667
Area 7,000 acres (28 km2)
Established 2000
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
http://www.fws.gov/Midwest/MiddleMississippiRiver/

The Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge is located on the Mississippi River downstream from St. Louis, Missouri. It is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as part of the Mark Twain National Wildlife Refuge Complex.[1]

The refuge consists of three parcels of Mississippi River bottomland, nearly all of it wetland. They are Meissner Island, near Valmeyer, Illinois; Harlow Island, near Festus, Missouri; and Wilkinson Island, near Gorham, Illinois.[1]

The Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge has a local headquarters at Rockwood, Illinois in Randolph County. In all, the refuge is located in parts of Jackson, Monroe, and Randolph counties in Illinois, and Jefferson and Perry counties in Missouri. The refuge relies for much of its staffing on the nearby Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge near Carbondale, Illinois.[1]

This Refuge was created in response to the Great Flood of 1993. The three parcels of bottomland that now make up this Refuge had been riverine polders, agricultural land protected by dikes. After the dikes were breached by this flood, the damaged land parcels were transferred to the federal government. The Fish and Wildlife Service has announced plans to slowly return these three parcels to the status of semi-natural bottomlands. Pursuant to these plans, the Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge was established in May 2000.[1]

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