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The US Army has been dredging the Mississippi River 24/7 for 6 months. The drought crisis that grounded barges and unearthed fossils may finally be over

10 days ago   |   By Business Insider

The US Army Corps of Engineers flushes the water jets of a dredge's suction head. USACE
The US Army Corps of Engineers has been dredging the Mississippi River 24/7 since July.
Drought along the Mississippi has dropped water levels to lows that haven't been seen in a decade.
The drought may finally ease in February, ending the need to constantly vacuum the river bottom.
The Mississippi River drought was big news when barges got stranded , receding waters revealed new historic artifacts , and river traffic briefly ground to a standstill in October. But the drought didn't end when the channel...
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