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Mississippi River remains low in Illinois

Water levels are dangerously low on the Mississippi River but at this point, the Army Corp of Engineers has no plans to shut it down. They're trying to keep levels around nine feet so barge traffic can continue to operate. The Corp has already started removing rocks form the shipping channels and they've released water from reservoirs located on the Kaskaskia River. Rain and a warming trend could also help. In the meantime, the agricultural and waterways industries are keeping an eye on the River, hoping that barge traffic isn't disrupted.


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