Record lows reveal magic of Mississippi River’s sunken past

Read the full story at the Daily Memphian.

The Mississippi River has hit historic lows during a period of intense drought. It’s impacting barge traffic, threatening drinking water downriver and creating a dire situation for farmers throughout the basin. 

It’s also revealing the river’s sunken past.

Century-old artifacts are surfacing, and some natural landmarks are visible for the first time in decades. People are flocking to the river to see for themselves before the water rises and buries it again. 

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