Effects of a low Mississippi River, Latest in legal battle over a gas pipeline

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A barge maneuvers its way down the normally wide Mississippi River.
A barge maneuvers its way down the normally wide Mississippi River on Oct. 20, 2022, where it has been reduced to a narrow trickle at Tiptonville, Tenn. The lack of rain has left the river approaching record low levels in areas from Missouri south through Louisiana, making barge and other navigation along the river more difficult. Jeff Roberson/AP Photo

We talk with a U.S. Department of Agriculture official about how Mississippi River water levels are so low, it has slowed the movement of agricultural products and other goods. Then we hear the latest on a legal battle over a gas pipeline in northern Wisconsin and learn how gun deer season went.

Featured in this Show

  • Mississippi River facing low water levels not seen in decades

    Low water levels in the Mississippi River have backed up nearly 3,000 barges in recent months. We speak with the director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Midwest Climate Hub to learn why river levels are so low and how it’s impacting agriculture and water systems.

  • Judge orders action to prevent pipeline spills, Recap of deer harvest

    We get up to speed on a legal battle in northern Wisconsin over a nearly 70-year-old pipeline that carries millions of gallons of oil and natural gas liquids each day. Then, we examine how Wisconsin’s nine-day gun deer season compares with past years.

Episode Credits

  • Lee Rayburn Host
  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Dennis Todey Guest
  • Danielle Kaeding Guest

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