Mississippi Water Level Buoys Odds of Keeping River Open

Legislators have asked the Corps to provide by today an impact study of releasing water from the Missouri. A group of lawmakers from states along the river sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Nov. 30 arguing that the Corps has no authority to increase the water flow to help commerce along the Mississippi.

The water level near Thebes would have to fall by about 18 inches before navigation begins to be affected at that point in the river, according to the Corps.

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