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Originally posted by St0mP121
reply to post by Raist
First i take it its not normal for this thing to drop this low correct?
My first thought is if that is the case maybe we dug out the river or gave it someplace to go to get ready for a intake of say lots of flooding?
I really dont have a clue. but it is one of my first thoughts
Originally posted by Raist
At this point the ecosystem is feeling it.
Raistedit on 12/19/12 by Raist because: fixing link
In total, the $10 million project is expected to add about six inches of water depth to the Mississippi by next week, the Corps says.
The American Waterways Operators estimates that the partial shutdown of the river will reduce the number of barges from 35 to 15 that can be hauled by a single towboat. The reduced speed and capacity along the 180-mile stretch of the river between St. Louis and Cairo, Ill., which has water levels already 20 feet below normal, will result in $7 billion in lost business in December and January, the organization says.