Low Mississippi River has barges running aground, farmers’ crops piling up

By , Daily Memphian Updated: October 08, 2022 7:52 AM CT | Published: October 08, 2022 4:00 AM CT

During the first week of October, the river hit historic lows in Memphis, where it hovered just a few feet higher than the lowest recorded river level. 


Mississippi River Subscriber Only barge traffic barges soybean

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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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