How dry weather has affected the Mississippi River

01/16/2013 | WBUR-FM (Boston)

Drought has taken a toll on the Mississippi River, making the water shallower and causing problems for barge traffic along the waterway. It's hard to attribute the river's current state to climate change, but "we can say that warming, for example, has probably made this drought worse than it would be otherwise," said Justin Schoof, chair of the Department of Geography and Environmental Resources at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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