Mississippi River Low-Water Press Conference To Be Held Wednesday, November 8


(Missourinet) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be holding a press conference on Wednesday, November 8 in Memphis, TN about the low-water levels on the Mississippi River.

Experts will provide detailed information to the public on what is being done to keep the navigation channel safe, open, and keep commerce moving on the river.

Missouri’s second consecutive year of drought and record low water is causing impacts on navigation, commerce, barge traffic, and farming. Dru Buntin is the Director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

He says that the water level, according to the St. Louis gauge, was at a negative 3.4 and, although he believes the channel will stay open, projects are underway that would lower the stage level even more.