A spokesman said there will be dredging operations on the river that will allow for deep enough channels, regardless of how low the water gets.
The Army Corps will begin blasting rock pinnacles on the river to increase water flow, and now The American Waterways Operators says that blasting won’t happen soon enough.
A new report shows that the nation’s worst drought in decades has leveled off last week after worsening during the two previous weeks.
Months of drought have left the Mississippi near historic low levels, a problem worsened last month when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reduced the outflow from an upper Missouri River dam.
Missouri Farm Bureau president Blake Hurst says thieves are actually targeting those big bundles of hay that are left out in fields prior to being harvested.
The harvest advanced from 80 to 87 percent, as farmers switched to soybeans or were kept out of the fields by rain.
Buyers start hulling the nuts this week, and prices are high, with buyers offering as much as $13 per hundred pounds after hulling.
The U.S. Drought Monitor’s new map shows 65.5 percent of the contiguous U.S. was experiencing some form of drought as of Tuesday.
Cows are developing quite a sweet tooth thanks to an unprecedented drought that has rocked cattle ranchers in the Midwest.
The Great Mississippi River Cleanup is a 22-city project to help preserve the river, sponsored by Living Lands and Waters.