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Mississippi River Is Drying Up

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says this past July was the hottest ever for the U.S. since record-keeping began.

"It looks like a coastline out there," said Reynold Minsky, president of the 5th Louisiana Levee District board. "There are more beaches on the river than there are in Florida."

The worst US drought in 50 years is making the mighty Mississippi River dry up and could curb shipping there altogether.

The Mississippi river is drying up and some shipping companies are worried that the drought of 1988 may be repeated, a time when the river dried up so much that barge traffic came to a standstill. In 1988 the shipping industry lost $1 billion, a number that would be far higher in 2012 and could be reached in as little as three days.


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