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Record high water is affecting commerce, traffic on the river

Posted at 8:03 PM, Jun 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-16 21:03:42-04

The Mississippi River’s record high-water season, which is stretching into its seventh month, is wreaking havoc on commerce and river traffic up and down the waterway’s 2,300-plus miles, our media partners at The Advocate report.

The historic flooding has not only inundated millions of acres of agricultural land — including Louisiana farmland — and caused widespread damage to levees, dams, bridges and roads. It has also put enormous strains on the commercial river traffic that is a lifeblood of American industry, the newspaper reports.

To read The Advocate’s full story, with a look at the many impacts, click here.