The crucial river is shrinking amid drought, disrupting boat traffic and harming water quality in nearby communities. – Angely Mercado
People walk across a sand bar exposed by low water on the Mississippi River on October 19, 2022 in Helena, Arkansas.
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The Mississippi River is still in drought, with no end in sight. The historically low water levels in the busy waterway are disrupting transportation, recreation, and even water quality along the river. – Angely Mercado
gizmodo.com: Photos Show the Mississippi River Drying Up
Credit featured image: The Diamond Lady, a once-majestic riverboat, rests with smaller boats in mud at Riverside Park Marina in Martin Luther King Jr. Riverside Park along the Mississippi River on October 19, 2022 in Memphis, Tennessee.Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images)