Mississippi River Levels Falling Fast

Posted on: 4:22 pm, January 1, 2013, by , updated on: 09:47pm, January 1, 2013

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Water levels on the Mississippi river are falling faster than previously anticipated. The US Army Corps of engineers is warning that water levels in Thebes, Illinois could be too low for most vessels to operate by Thursday or Friday.

The river is at near record-low levels from the worst drought since 1956.  If the river traffic shuts down it could put almost 3,000 Missouri jobs at risk.

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