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Low Water Operations Suspended on Mississippi

Feb 28, 2013 -- 5:30pm


Active management of the Heartland Low Water Response has been suspended as a result of rising river levels and progress removing rock from several stretches along the Middle Mississippi River.  There were no groundings in the navigation channel this winter and Army Corps of Engineers spokesperson Mike Peterson tells KZIM-KSIM that a great deal more was accomplished in the cooperation between agencies and the industry.  Peterson says that dredging of 8 million cubic yards of sediment, the Corps’ Carlyle Lake delay of seasonal releases to provide added depth past the rock formations at Thebes, and the Coast Guard monitoring and management of vessel cues, all contributed to the successful five month span on the world’s largest inland waterway transportation system. 


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