A webinar hosted by the National Integrated Drought Information System and NOAA painted a more positive outlook for the Mississippi River this fall. Two different models are showing that water levels should be on the rise. Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center Hydrologist Jeff Graschel said the lower part of the river shouldn’t see water levels as low as earlier this year for the next month. “We do anticipate that we’re not going to see the record low levels we saw back in October.” More extended forecasts also show improvement. “As we go through November we should be rising in the next several weeks to a month.”
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