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Measuring river’s depth not like it used to be

by Associated Press Published: September 18,2012

Tags: barge, boat, boating, depth, drought, dry, gaiuge, maritime, measure, measuring, river, sea level, shipping, stick, towboat, traffic, water level, Weather

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — Reading the depth of the Mississippi River is high-tech stuff compared to decades ago, when engineers used sticks and pressure lines to measure water levels. Still, a clear measure of water in the river when levels are low can be confusing even when updated hourly on the Internet. To get the amount, […] [...]

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