Pelicans Land in Clarksville

If you were in Clarksville this week, you couldn’t miss the number of pelicans flying around the riverfront. I had my camera with me, so I took a few photos.

You can also spot bald eagles in the trees and air. The pelicans floated south with the current until they were too far from the churning waters caused by the Lock & Dam. Then they would fly up to get close to the dam, and repeat. They were also grouped on the sandbar across the river.

Hydro Power on the Mississippi at Clarksville?

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION

City of Quincy Project No. 13331-002; FFP Project 109, LLC Project No. 14402-000

NOTICE OF COMPETING PRELIMINARY PERMIT APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING AND SOLICITING COMMENTS, MOTIONS TO INTERVENE, AND COMPETING APPLICATIONS

(July 10, 2012)

On May 1, 2012, City of Quincy and FFP Project 109, LLC filed preliminary permit applications pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act proposing to study the feasibility of a hydropower project, to be located at the existing Mississippi River Lock and Dam No. 24 on the Mississippi River, near the city of Clarksville in Pike County, Missouri and Calhoun County, Illinois. City of Quincy’s application is for a successive preliminary permit. Mississippi River Lock and Dam No. 24 is owned by the United States government and operated by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owner’s express permission….. Read More.