Monday, July 01, 2013

Mississippi River High Water Blues

Flood-level waters causing hazards to boaters in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Boaters use caution...

Upper Mississippi
Photo source: fws.gov
Sort of sounds like a song, doesn't it? Well, it's not a tune that boaters want to hear. While droughts have been an issue on many rivers and lakes recently, interrupting pleasure boating as well as commercial activity, now, in some parts of the country, the opposite is causing problems.

The upper Mississippi River is at near flood-stage levels, according to articles in both Wisconsin and Minnesota newspapers. Higher, fast moving water has caused some locks to close and can lead to more hazards for boaters.

Read more at news8000.com: High water on Mississippi poses boating hazards and at startribune.com: High water disrupting Mississippi River traffic

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