NASA Image Shows Low Waters of Drought-Stricken Mississippi River

Yale Environment 360: The top satellite photo, taken just south of Memphis, Tenn. on Aug. 8, reveals extensive sandbars that are newly exposed or far larger than they were in August, 2011 (bottom). In addition, numerous stretches of the river have become significantly narrowed by decreased water flow. The low water levels have allowed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to repair levees damaged by floods in 2011, which are visible as tan lines surrounding the river in these images. (NASA images) ...

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