Shipping On The Mississippi River In Low Water Levels
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– The Army Corps of Engineers is continuing dredging operations on the Mississippi River working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. On Friday, the dredging vessel–Potter–is working near the Jefferson Barracks Bridge, pulling sand from the river bottom to keep a nine-foot-deep shipping channel open in the middle of the river.
The Army Corps says that commercial shipping around St. Louis might become impossible starting around December 10th.
The core says by late December, river levels on the Mississippi near St. Louis could be the lowest in recorded history.