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!


Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 9:51 am