The Mississippi River brought low by drought — again

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 15, 2023 6:18 PM CT | Published: September 15, 2023 2:48 PM CT

The National Weather Service at Memphis expects the river to approach, or maybe surpass, last year’s record low by the end of the month.


Mississippi River drought National Weather Service
Keely Brewer

Keely Brewer

Keely Brewer is a Report for America corps member covering environmental impacts on communities of color in Memphis. She is working in partnership with the Ag & Water Desk, a sustainable reporting network aimed at telling water and agriculture stories across the Mississippi River Basin.


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