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Unformatted text preview: the other side of the gravel road. This culvert was once being used to dump human sewage into the mighty Mississippi river. Hastings no longer dumps their sewage into the river, but the damage is done. The fish is no longer a viable resource to the people of Hastings. The clean up from years of dumping will take time. The mighty Mississippi in Hastings, MN at one time was a sight of beauty, but now it is a sight of despair. The water is a deep brown and has a foul order. There was a time when people would go to these waters for their drinking water. Now people are in fear of eating the fish that live within the water, and would not consider drinking the water. Bibliography unknown. (2011). More about the Mississippi River: Fort Snelling to Hastings . Retrieved January 19, 2011, from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/watertrails/mississippiriver/nine_more.html...
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- Winter '11