Lower water level, higher concern
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.
See this week’s Bowling Green Times for the whole story. It is featured on the front page!