The Report Card was Built in Basins
The Mississippi River Report Card was built by painstaking analysis of data for each goal in each basin, through a multi- year process of consultation with experts familiar with regional conditions for each goal. Data and analysis methods were relentlessly reviewed by a dedicated group of researchers on the report card team and by partners who donated many hours in the search for information. Results were achieved by comparing current conditions to relevant targets.
The chart at right provides an overview of all grades provided in the Report Card.
The AWI Report Card was developed over two years with significant amount of information and feedback from hundreds of experts and stakeholders throughout the watershed and nation. View a comprehensive Report Card technical paper that includes data sources, calculations and analysis.