The mighty Mississippi River is drying up

By Vasantha

October 26, 2022

The biggest river in America is in jeopardy. Water levels are falling all the way down the great Mississippi.

Biggest river 

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will result in much less precipitation, according to Tom Kiernan, president and chief executive officer of American Rivers.

 Climate change

The levels are being reached. It's more than ten feet lower than it ought to be close to Memphis.

Record low water

 The U.S. megadrought is getting worse. Currently, 59% of the nation is experiencing some kind of drought.

U.S Megadrought

 The area there is expanding by 60,000 square miles, or almost the size of Georgia.

Size of Georgia

 Many of our rivers are running very low or even dry across the nation, with some in the Southwest .

Southwest river 

 The receding floods near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, exposed the remains of a ferry boat that sank in 1915.

Sank 1915

 harming farmers in the Midwest who are attempting to sell their wheat, soybeans, and corn abroad.

Midwest In farmers

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