Amid concerns for the water levels of the Rhine river in Germany, another equally concerning river phenomena is happening in America. In a part of the country where the norm is to be vigilant of major flood warnings, the Mississippi river water table has been creeping dangerously below passable levels. The water levels for this American landmark are currently at a historic low following an unusually dry season, contributing to supply chain disruptions. The Mississippi river is responsible for transporting approximately 60% of the nation’s foreign-bound corn and soybean supply, which has become increasingly worrisome for the farmers and tugboat pilots whose livelihood depends on these transports reaching their destination. An article published by the Washington Post reports on the current state of the Mississippi and the vital role it plays in global supply chains.
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