I'm a St. Louis Artist
who received your email about the documentary you are planning on the
Mississippi River. I have been interested in the river and have some
work/ideas that might be of interest to you.
I have a series of
watercolors from maps of the confluence of the Miss and Missouri Rivers
beginning with Maquette map of 1675 and each 100 year interval plus
a 1993 flood map. At the base of each map is a cross section through
the area showing settlement, rivers being hidden, pollution from coal,
yada yada. Might be something you could use.
I have a proposal
for a project called "Fishing for Rivers" which involves fishing
with a bottle at 5 locations along the Chain of Rocks bridge to illustrate
the different colors, density of waters from the two rivers that don't
actually mix until they are east of St. Louis.
Have you seen the
water intakes on the Miss river just South of the confluence of the
Miss and Mo? Like German castle turrets. I'd love to boat out there
and spend the night. Bed and breakfast on the River anyone?