Damming the Mighty Mississippi http://peoriapublicradio.org en How Mississippi River dam and nearby power plant produce power http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/how-mississippi-river-dam-and-nearby-power-plant-produce-power <p>The Mississippi River dam between Keokuk and Hamilton and the nearby power plant were completed 100-years ago. In part three of the series, Damming the Mighty Mississippi, Illinois Public Radio’s Jason Parrott looks at how they work together to power the region.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:55:27 +0000 Jason Parrott 7939 at http://peoriapublicradio.org How Mississippi River dam and nearby power plant produce power How Mississippi River dam was built http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/how-mississippi-river-dam-was-built <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The dream of damming the Mississippi River between Hamilton and Keokuk became a reality in 1910. The funding had been secured so work could get underway. In part two of the series, Damming the Mighty Mississippi, Illinois Public Radio’s Jason Parrott looks at how the dam was actually built.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 11:56:38 +0000 Jason Parrott 7869 at http://peoriapublicradio.org How Mississippi River dam was built 100th anniversary of Mississippi River dam http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/100th-anniversary-mississippi-river-dam <p>The 100th anniversary of the completion of the dam that spans the Mississippi River between Keokuk and Hamilton will be celebrated this weekend. Thousands are expected to attend in the four-day event… which begins<span data-term="goog_61366939" tabindex="0"> Thursday</span>. Illinois Public Radio’s Jason Parrott will prepare us for it with his series: Damming the Mighty Mississippi. He starts off by looking at how the idea of building the dam first came together.</p><p></p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 12:54:37 +0000 Denise Molina & Jason Parrott 7813 at http://peoriapublicradio.org 100th anniversary of Mississippi River dam