Mississippi River Reaches Low Levels

  • While western states are experiencing drought, the sometimes less-noticed Mississippi River is getting hit hard by low water levels, and it’s already impacting shipping movements.
  • Some of the water that is getting to the start of the river in Louisiana is reportedly letting salt water get into the Mississippi River from the Gulf of Mexico, which could impact the drinking water.
  • George Flaggs, the mayor of Vicksburg, Mississippi, hasn’t seen the river this low in nearly 70 years.
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