Sediment, low water levels stranding vessels in the Mississippi

(EVANSVILLE, Ind.) — About two dozen vessels remain stranded in the upper Mississippi River because of flood-related sediment and low water levels, the Evansville Courier & Press newspaper reported. The Army Corps of Engineers said tows are hitting bottom, and the World War II ship LST 325 is docked at Burlington, Iowa, because it can go no further. Nearby, the channel that is normally 9 feet deep is down to a draft of 7 feet.
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By Professional Mariner Staff