2012 Mississippi River Low Flow Information
This page is to give users information on the current low water or low flow situation on the Mississippi River. The river is nearing historically low levels as a drought across the central United States has limited the water making it into the basin. This has caused many problems along the river, including stranding ships that cannot navigate the low water levels and causing salt water intrustion from the Gulf of Mexico. The saltwater intrusion itself can cause many additional problems, including limiting the water supply to the residents of Southeast Louisiana.
Current vs. Historical Plots
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at Red River Landing