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Mississippi River Low Again; Rock Removal Begins

The up-and-down Mississippi River is down again, and the Army Corps of Engineers began rock removal efforts Tuesday in an attempt to ensure the river remains open to barge traffic through the winter.

12/10/2013

The USS Inaugural minesweeper, exposed on a sand bar on the Mississippi River south of St. Louis on December 7, 2012. Due to drought conditions, water levels on the river have dropped to 13 feet, possibly going as low as nine feet before the end of the year. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Low-Water Rivers Offering Up Glimpse Of History

Low waters reveal sunken steamboat, ancient map written on rock.

12/22/2012

Low water levels on Mississippi River near St. Louis could cause barges to stop costing billions

Low Mississippi River Blamed for Foul Drinking Water

The utility that supplies drinking water to southwestern Illinois communities says it is addressing complaints that the tap water has a bad odor and taste.

12/12/2012

The USS Inaugural minesweeper, exposed on a sand bar on the Mississippi River south of St. Louis on December 7, 2012. Due to drought conditions, water levels on the river have dropped to 13 feet, possibly going as low as nine feet before the end of the year. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Remember the Inaugural?

World War II minesweeper is visible in low Mississippi River at St. Louis.

12/08/2012

KMOX/Brad Choat

Army Corps Leader Says No To River Request

Request denied for more water to be let into Mississippi River from Missouri River.

12/07/2012

Shippers along the Mississippi River fear the worst as the river levels continue dropping amid the 2012 drought. (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Missouri River Reservoir Flow Restricted

Shippers are worried about the effect on already low Mississippi River.

11/24/2012

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