Rocks Pose Risk in Mississippi River

1 decade 2 years 6 months ago Wednesday, November 22 2006 Nov 22, 2006 Wednesday, November 22, 2006 8:32:04 PM CST November 22, 2006 in News
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ST. LOUIS - A drought along the Mississippi River has dropped water levels so low that sharp limestone rocks are jutting up from the river bottom. The Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday it plans to remove rocks from 270 locations between Chester, Ill., and Cape Girardeau, Mo., although no timeline has been set. Low river levels are already causing problems for barges. Earlier this month, the Coast Guard reported three tows bumped the river bottom 8 miles south of St. Louis, leading the corps to dredge the area.

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