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Lawmaker wants study of Mississippi waters

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What's flowing into the Mississippi River and where is it going once it gets there would be the focus of a study Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis., wants the U.S. Geological Survey to undertake.

A measure introduced by Kind called "The Upper Mississippi River Basin Protection Act " unanimously passed the U.S. House on a voice vote Tuesday and it would task USGS with conducting a public and private study of nutriment and sediment runoff in the Upper Mississippi River Basin.

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