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Improving Mississippi River Disaster Management



There are new efforts to improve management of the Mississippi River including response to extreme weather situations.

Senator Dick Durbin said the Senate just approved legislation that would include a study of the entire Mississippi River basin for the first time ever.
This comes after a drought last year and low water levels that threatened to halt barge traffic all the way to the other extreme with flooding this spring.
The study would aim to give a better understanding of the basin functions and how to keep safe and reliable navigation on the river.