U.S. Says Middle Mississippi Will Be Navigable Through Feb. 20

A section of the Mississippi River shrunken by the worst U.S. drought in 70 years will remain navigable through Feb. 20, with the channel near St. Louis at least 10 feet deep, according to the National Weather Service.

The agency today released its weekly forecast, which projects water levels for the next four weeks. The forecast includes forecast rainfall only for the next 24 hours.

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