Mississippi River Near A Record Low Water Level

Posted By on November 29, 2012


A key stretch of the drought-ravaged Mississippi River may fall to a record low by mid-December, halting barge traffic and disrupting billions in commerce on the nation’s busiest inland waterway.

President Obama on Tuesday was urged to declare an emergency so the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can take steps to boost the river’s flow and deepen the channel along the 200-mile segment between St. Louis and Cairo, Ill.

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