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Aquifer levels getting low in southeast Missouri

A southeast Missouri farmer says a multi-year drought could pose problems with irrigation in the Bootheel. Arron Porter tells Brownfield dry conditions over the past two years have not allowed the aquifer to recharge at its normal rate. “It recharged over winter, but not to... Read More.

Low Mississippi River levels will drop even more

The executive director of the Soy Transportation Coalition says water levels on the lower Mississippi River are starting to get comparable to last year as the drought persists. “Drought conditions can impede the ability to grow crops and transport crops,” says Mike Steenhoek. “We’re... Read More.

Mississippi River levels low again

A hydrologist with the National Weather Service says Mississippi River levels are low again after improving earlier this year and that could affect grain movement if significant rains do not come. There is rain in the weekend forecast, but Mary Lamm, based in Paducah,... Read More.