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Mississippi faces shipping closure as the worst drought in half a century brings water levels close to record lows!!!

 
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12/19/2012 05:45 PM
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Re: Mississippi faces shipping closure as the worst drought in half a century brings water levels close to record lows!!!
Years of unimpeded chemtrails to dessicate the atmosphere, and years of experimenting with HAARP manipulating the Jet Stream...and here we are.

Big guess here: After the U.N. gun control agenda is pushed through, the Agenda 21 issue will take center stage.

The U.S. has to be cleared, the population redistributed, and the major drought is just the vehicle to start doing that.
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12/19/2012 05:49 PM
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Re: Mississippi faces shipping closure as the worst drought in half a century brings water levels close to record lows!!!
They're going to blow the rock formations in Janurary. The river traffic is restriced to 8ft draft and many tugs are running light on fuel and water to safely navigate the river.

Barges usually run at 10' and sometimes 10'6" draft at normal water levels. The loss of cargo from this light loading has resulted in more traffic and slower transit times. Boats have also been restricted on the number of barges they can have in tow.

One note of interest is the large number of Coal power plants on this section of river. If they cant get the coal to the plants????????

The USCG has started a call in traffic system for river traffic in the upper Mississippi (CAIRO IL TO THE MERIMAC RIVER @ MILE 160) river to organize one way traffic through the tight spots.
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Army Corps already started here in MempHis today. Been rocking my house all day....now I know exactly how an earthquake is going to rumble through our soft ground!

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12/19/2012 07:22 PM

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Re: Mississippi faces shipping closure as the worst drought in half a century brings water levels close to record lows!!!
Article in the paper this AM said that they were starting by using barges with track hoes and cranes on top of them to lift most of the rocks from the water. Doing it during the day with barge traffic resumed running at night. The article said that the Corps snticipated that phase would last almost a month.

After all those smaller rocks can be lifted are out then they WILL blow the bigger stuff into smaller pieces that can then be lifted out.

Total expected time for clearing the 40 miles or so they are working on (that is the worst) is 6 to 7 weeks.

I imagine that they are also simultaneously dregging shallow parts of the channel, but that is easy to do compared to getting the rocks out (rocks can rip out the bottom of a barge, mud will only stop it).

The current problem area is the Mississippi below St. Louis and above Cairo Ill (Cairo is where the Ohio flows into the Mississippi) - (fwiw St. Louis is where the Missouri flows into the river and in normal times makes it MUCH bigger - it is the Missouri that is suffering the most from exrtemely low water flows which is why the problem is showing up downstream from where it enters the Mississippi)
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Good post about it being the Missouri which is especially low. They got no snow last winter on the whole upper reaches of the Missouri, followed by a dry summer.

Periodic droughts are NORMAL for the High Plains.
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Re: Mississippi faces shipping closure as the worst drought in half a century brings water levels close to record lows!!!
Next thing you know they are going to try and dig fresh water sand. O it never ends.

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