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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

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

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