A trip down the drought-ridden Mississippi River

5:30 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

A trip down the drought-ridden Mississippi River

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PRI's midday news magazine show, Here and Now, shared this audio trip down the drought-ridden Mississippi River. Here and Now is hosted out of WBUR in Boston. Listen via the link.
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The Mississippi River has had a wild 12 months. This time last year, the river was at flood level. These days, it's near historic lows. From Illinois southward, the low water levels are affecting commerce, tourism, and just everyday life. The biggest impact may be on shipping, as businessman Larry Daily of Bettendorf Iowa .
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