Low water affects Mississippi River barge traffic

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: October 02, 2022 10:31 PM CT | Published: September 30, 2022 9:58 PM CT

The National Weather Service predicts the Mississippi River at Memphis will reach its second-lowest level ever by Oct. 13. The drought is limiting barge traffic, just as crops harvested in the early fall need to be transported.

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Mississippi River Hernando DeSoto Bridge Memphis-Arkansas Bridge barges barge traffic U.S. Corps of Engineers

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