Drought Impacting Shipping On the Mississippi River

By: Tuesday August 21, 2012 11:44 am

Marcy Wheeler alerts me to the huge economic consequences of the drought of 2012 as it relates to the Mississippi River. Since those canny Ron Paul supporters shut down the NAFTA Superhighway, the might Mississippi remains the key shipping highway connecting north and south in America. And because of the drought, the water level has [...]

Mississippi River Flood Cresting in Memphis; Preparations Made Further Down the River

By: Monday May 9, 2011 7:35 am

Without much attention, the city of Memphis, Tennessee has been inundated by flooding for over a week, and the worst could be yet to come. Forecasters now believe that the Mississippi River will crest today, leading to accelerated evacuation plans around the city. Mayor AC Wharton said that despite the tightened timeframe, he’s confident that [...]