Climatologist discusses current levels along Mississippi River

Climatologist discusses current levels along Mississippi River

The director of USDA’s Midwest Climate Hub says the wetter than expected spring has helped rebound water levels along the Mississippi River.

Dennis Todey tells Brownfield the river suffered from extremely low conditions last fall. “We’ve had enough rainfall this spring that we’ve cut into the drought issues. We’ve not completely eliminated them, and those are largely because of some very long-term deficits going back several years in parts of Iowa, Missouri and Kansas.

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