Water Levels Expected to Continue Dropping for Mississippi River

Water Levels Expected to Continue Dropping for Mississippi River

(AP) – Plummeting water levels in the lower Mississippi River are projected to drop even lower in the weeks ahead.

The water is approaching its lowest level since 2012 in some areas. A dearth of rainfall in recent weeks has left the Mississippi approaching record lows across several states.

The National Weather Service said the river’s level could dip below 2 feet in November near the west Mississippi town of Vicksburg.

Shipping businesses in the area have already seen a steep decline in goods shipped along the river. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been dredging the Mississippi in several spots to keep river traffic flowing.

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