Record lows reveal magic of Mississippi River’s sunken past

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 09, 2022 7:25 PM CT | Published: November 09, 2022 10:56 AM CT

“Most of us sort of live in our little world where everything is always the same. The leaves change, and the grass grows, but when a river drops like this … there’s a real sense of discovery — a sort of magic.” 


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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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