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The water levels in the Mississippi river have spawned much discussion and concern in 2012. After this summer’s unsightly drought, water has become a limited resource. As the depths in the river decrease, they are causing some issues for area residents, and businesses that utilize the river for transportation.
According to a US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) press release, the USACE St. Louis District is responsible for maintaining a nine-foot-deep navigation channel on their designated 300 miles of the Mississippi River.
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