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Pictures Reveal Rising Ship & Sinking Mississippi

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - The Mississippi river level continues to drop.  It's currently two feet below normal and is expected to drop six feet below in two weeks.

The Army Corps of Engineers is slowing the flow at dams in the Missouri river as required by law.  That's why  bussiness and political leaders in several states asked president obama this week to order the corps to release more water, or the economy will suffer even more.

At risk, billions of dollars in barge traffic that would be halted.