drought http://wrkf.org en Drought Causes Ripple Effect Along Mighty Mississippi River http://wrkf.org/post/drought-causes-ripple-effect-along-mighty-mississippi-river The persistent drought is raising questions about how the Mississippi River is managed — both upstream and down.<p>While cargo traffic upriver has gotten lots of attention, the drought is creating a different set of problems downriver at the mouth of the Mississippi, where saltwater has encroached.<p>An old-fashioned staff river gauge behind the New Orleans district office of the U.S. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:43:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 5477 at http://wrkf.org Drought Causes Ripple Effect Along Mighty Mississippi River