Biologists have anticipated the bloom for at least a week, live-streaming the plant online.
Nutrients from Indiana rivers can spark algae blooms, which can be toxic to plants, animals and humans.
As the heat index nears triple digits this week, show people are taking extra measures to ensure their prized cows stay cool.
Rose Island was a popular destination during the 1920s and 30s, until a devastating flood forced the owners to abandon it.
Plants at the New York Botanical Garden in New York City and the United States Botanical Garden in Washington, D.C. are expected to bloom any day.
So-called "citizen science" can be extremely cost-effective and helpful for scientists.
Higher pressure air in the top of the atmosphere pushes the heat down toward the ground, creating sweltering, unpleasant conditions.
The "heat dome" settling across the Midwest will bring temperatures up to as much as 105 in Indiana.
Bloomington residents will get the opportunity to provide input for the Comprehensive Master Plan at the Environmental Commission meeting tonight.
The plant's flower is said to smell like a decomposing body.