mighty Mississippi River
is drying up
October 26, 2022
The biggest river in America is in jeopardy. Water levels are falling all the way down the great Mississippi.
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will result in much less precipitation, according to Tom Kiernan, president and chief executive officer of American Rivers.
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.
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 .
The receding floods near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, exposed the remains of a ferry boat that sank in 1915.
harming farmers in the Midwest who are attempting to sell their wheat, soybeans, and corn abroad.
Midwest In farmers
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