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Missouri River's Effect on the Mississippi River

A group of business and political leaders met at the Arch Wednesday to protest the lowering of the Missouri River. (KWMU Staff Photo)
A group of business and political leaders met at the Arch Wednesday to protest the lowering of the Missouri River. (KWMU Staff Photo)

By Tom Weber, KWMU

St. Louis, MO –

Water levels on the Mississippi River will be lower Thursday than in recent days. Drought conditions are partly to blame, but a lawsuit over the nearby Missouri River is also bringing water down.

Business leaders in St. Louis say the low water will hurt the local economy, but others aren't buying those arguments. KWMU's Tom Weber prepared this report.

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