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Will Dilg and the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge
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Ring-Necked Ducks in the Upper Mississippi River !
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Upper Mississippi River Wildlife & Fish Refuge, Lansing, IA
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Illinois Adventure #1604 "National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium"
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Rare Duck in Mississippi River Upper Mid West Minnesota !
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A Trip to Noxubee Wildlife Refuge in Mississippi
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Birthday Bonfire on the Backwaters of the Upper Mississippi Wildlife Refuge - Jan. 28, 2012
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2009 Spring Snow Goose Hunting - Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge outside Mound City, Missouri
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2012 Mingo Swamp Friends Photo Contest
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Upper Mississippi Wildlife Refuge- Hiking Trail
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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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