Snow Raises River Levels For A Few Weeks

Melting post-Christmas snow will provide a little relief for barge traffic on the drought-stricken Mississippi River. The director of the Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority said the snow will help stretch out the river forecast and could push back the date for ending barge traffic.

“You’ll see a small rise beginning in about four to five days, but it’s only going to be short lived,” said Robin Smith, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky. “It will go up for about a week and a half, maybe two weeks, but it’s going to turn around and start going right back down.”

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