Mississippi River Drought Reveals Horrors Beneath the Surface

Mississippi River Drought Reveals Horrors Beneath the Surface

Did you know that the Mississippi River is currently experiencing a massive drought? The waters have receded to alarming levels, which is having many seen and unforeseen consequences. One of the more interesting things that happen when bodies of water have large and unexpected recessions is that there is suddenly a multitude of items unearthed.

▬Contents of this video▬
00:00 – Intro
01:21 – The Lowest in 30 Years
02:39 – Unearthing a Variety of Things
03:45 – Other Items Found
05:15 – Emergency Relief
06:12 – The Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative
07:27 – Shipping Delays
08:23 – Outro

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We’re referring to things that, until recently, were either at the bottom of the waterway or floating somewhere therein. In this video, we take a look at some of the interesting and alarming things that have been discovered since the waters of the Mississippi have receded. It’s a wild variety of historical artifacts, like ships from the 17th century, to household items like combs and toothbrushes. And even the bones of a long-extinct animal! It’s a fascinating effect of any major body of water that suddenly is a lot less full. We also talk about the ramifications of the drought of the Mississippi River.

Since the river acts as a major shipping route, as well as an important source of water for the region and the country, it is already having negative impacts on the local, national, and global economy. We go over some of the ways that the drought it affecting things economically, as well as environmentally. And we talk about how groups in the area are trying their best to get legislation passed that will help tackle this issue, both in terms of stopping the current drought from having too many negative impacts, and in terms of putting resources toward mitigating the potential for drought in the future.

So check out this video today, as Viewcation presents: The Mississippi River Drought Reveals Horrors Beneath the Surface!

Mississippi River Drought Reveals Horrors Beneath the Surface


  1. @robertwilliams3527 on January 26, 2024 at 9:24 am

    Dude re said everything 3 times
    Just a different way.

  2. @brutusadirondackian3288 on January 26, 2024 at 9:26 am

    Drought my eye, Miss management of natural resources at play. MERRY CHRISTMAS

  3. @aimeeevoliowlsaresocutewhe9121 on January 26, 2024 at 9:26 am

    What about dredging the River. Would that help making it deeper for the barges to go through? I’m hoping the Rain will come and rise the water level. But, interesting to see the things revealed in the River from the droit.

  4. @velvetbear7184 on January 26, 2024 at 9:29 am

    It’s not a drought, it is poor water management by corporate America.

  5. @user-to5om4os5z on January 26, 2024 at 9:29 am

    The river just does that in some parts and it usually always comes back to normal. This whole concept of we need to tax people to magically change the weather is stupid. Also this would have been a great time to patch up that old steamer.

  6. @Nomadcreations on January 26, 2024 at 9:30 am

    Far Too Much BSOP here-in! any one know a valid up to date version of the Missy river Presently after a year

  7. @user-qf7ud5de9h on January 26, 2024 at 9:30 am

    Yes that is a major trade route for a couple centeries and at the same time it is an archeologic wonder to experience. Fossils and old old shipwrecks and artifacts. Don’t get stuck in the mud, or you will lose your boots.

  8. @rogerray7820 on January 26, 2024 at 9:32 am

    About 75% of your pictures are not the Mississippi River but channels dug for commercial business use. The drought comes about every 30 years or so as a normal fact. The low water has had minimal effect on river traffic. Everyone thinks that government money can fix everything when only time fixes Mother Nature’s world.

  9. @bold810 on January 26, 2024 at 9:35 am

    How many slave graveyards did they find outside of Breeding Plantations, like- in the ‘Sips banks, and such?

  10. @dogshouse1 on January 26, 2024 at 9:36 am

    There was a big drought in the Mississippi when I was a kid. Same mistakes were made then as are being made now. Well, at least they didn’t dredge and let ocean water back up into the river back then. These weather events go in cycles and are difficult to deal with but, they are NOT "Climate Change".

  11. @robertbolton9450 on January 26, 2024 at 9:36 am

    Need to dreg sediment out silt.

  12. @OnViewCation on January 26, 2024 at 9:39 am

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  13. @lewis2553 on January 26, 2024 at 9:43 am

    What?! Do you mean to tell that the American lion went extinct 4000 years before it was created? 😂😂

  14. @user-ff5ge7hx2c on January 26, 2024 at 9:46 am

    But low water is not a disaster, just the way its being used is the problem

  15. @MrJimmy12345100 on January 26, 2024 at 9:47 am

    Horrors… Not really.

  16. @rev.tommiestovall7541 on January 26, 2024 at 9:47 am

    Some of these areas, where the sediment has built up, need to be dredged.

  17. @roberthughes2665 on January 26, 2024 at 9:49 am

    How about if our government quits screwing with the weather patterns? Cloud seeding goes on every day somewhere in USA.

  18. @isabelleg9118 on January 26, 2024 at 9:50 am

    It is not Cairo (ka y ro), it is “Karo” like the syrup..

  19. @cameltanker1286 on January 26, 2024 at 9:52 am

    Just because they cannot ship as much via barge doesn’t mean that the grain is not getting to the ports. There are 3 Class 1 railroads with direct access to the Port of New Orleans.

  20. @wee4030 on January 26, 2024 at 9:52 am

    The government wants droughts to happen so people will depend on them for food and decrease population

  21. @dr.zacharysmith1207 on January 26, 2024 at 9:53 am

    Horrors ? Click bait 👎

  22. @TheJohnny025 on January 26, 2024 at 9:53 am

    Leaving all that stuff in Afghanistan is pushing down over there and pushing us up. Therefore, causing the Mississippi to drain faster .

  23. @user-qf7ud5de9h on January 26, 2024 at 9:54 am

    Miracles happen and we see God answers prayers😅

  24. @ThomasSmith-os4zc on January 26, 2024 at 9:55 am

    Could they blame this on Donald Trump?

  25. @mogeking56 on January 26, 2024 at 9:57 am

    Human bodies everywhere on the Mississippi or should I say human skeletons 💀.

  26. @deanhabberfield6279 on January 26, 2024 at 10:00 am

    It’s beenspoken that an earth will split the mississippi totally the full
    lenght.This will seperate
    the nation with no way to rejoin it@

  27. @davidmauldin6295 on January 26, 2024 at 10:01 am

    The past history of the Mississippi is not just floods, even Hank Williams Jr sang about "the Mississippi’s going dry" in 1982…everybody want to say this is a climate change, it is just weather, it’s been there and done that, for thousands of years.

  28. @rigamortice on January 26, 2024 at 10:01 am

    So it happens from time to time, last time was 30 years ago and it recovered

  29. @uncletom1986 on January 26, 2024 at 10:02 am

    Those bullets were not from the war definitely modern

  30. @tomo9126 on January 26, 2024 at 10:03 am

    All congress has to do is post "Drought Free Zone" signs all along the river.

  31. @user-ff5ge7hx2c on January 26, 2024 at 10:04 am

    Well didnt trump say he could solve this

  32. @joblo341 on January 26, 2024 at 10:04 am

    "produces 92% agricultural exports". So how are "soybeans and feed grains exports" different than "agricultural exports"?

  33. @hollyprincipato3287 on January 26, 2024 at 10:07 am

    I did not know about the drought.
    Once about 30 years ago my ex-fiance and I decided to take a Road trip. I wanted to know what the West side of Wisconsin was made of. Imagine my surprise when I discovered the Mississippi is the Western side border of Wisconsin with another state. I think it was Iowa. I shouted "MISSISSIPPI RIVER! THAT’S SUPPOSE TO BE Down SOUTH IN MISSISSIPPI! My fiance said ,You didn’t know SHE flowed up here? You must not have done well in US States in school.
    I told I was not good in States Bordering Rivers.
    It is sad to see this beautiful river having problems.

  34. @ididntdoit7252 on January 26, 2024 at 10:08 am

    What a better time to clean up and dredge in Mississippi River . Prep the sunken boats to float when the river comes back up.

  35. @97warlock on January 26, 2024 at 10:08 am

    the more ships that are on the river at a time, will only result in…..the water rising slightly. In other words. 1 ship on the river, almost no difference. 100 ships on the water, the water will rise & also spread at the landscape widens at the higher parts.

  36. @oceankiwi100 on January 26, 2024 at 10:10 am

    So what the F are "The horrors beneath the surface"? What a waste of my time..

  37. @littleannie390 on January 26, 2024 at 10:11 am

    What horrors in the Mississippi? The only thing he mentioned was bodies found in the Colorado River. I don’t think a few sunken ships and animal fossils can be classed as horrors.

  38. @jonathanmorrisey5771 on January 26, 2024 at 10:11 am

    YouTube SUCKS!!!!!

    Interrupting the featured video mid-word for some trash product is in terminally bad taste!

  39. @neuroadvancementnextlevelp461 on January 26, 2024 at 10:11 am

    If you connect the snake river on the Pacific ocean side to the Missouri river, that would help tremendously. The flow of water would raise the Mississippi river after leaving the Missouri river. I know a lot of people will be concerned about the salt water content. But we now have the technology to take ocean water and make it freshwater. Or America can just keep paying these politicians all these bonuses and quickly continue to kill off America.

  40. @user-di5rh3py6i on January 26, 2024 at 10:13 am

    If only there was a way to control the water levels on the river systems in the united states. We could call it a lock and dam system. Dont you idiots see this is a man made problem? If you removve the lock and dam system the Mississippi river is not much more than a small creek. The system is designed to manage the river levels. If it is low they just need to shut them down a bit to raise the water level. It really is that simple. Its just another tactic to find a way to scare you into surrendering more tax money to the federal government so they can waste most of it and give you back a small portion in relief funding.

  41. @user-uk5du4vm3b on January 26, 2024 at 10:14 am

    Not in mn last year … severe flooding..

  42. @helenclark7876 on January 26, 2024 at 10:14 am

    Dams have worsened rivers goin dry, turning point. Ye all deep dive about your waterways but still expect the fragile environment to support agricult leisure or necessitys. Such extended periods of time of neglect mass overuse of everything as well as uncontrolled polluting are leaving you with destroyed eco systems. Also in the rivers and lakes there are huge amounts of a fish called carp. These are not naturally occuring fish. They grow fast to a big size and eat all the fry ,eggs, and aquatic lifeforms. Because they quickly reproduce they ravenously eat eat eat. Broken and getting worse as the seasons pass. Too bad eh?

  43. @jeremymeyer8800 on January 26, 2024 at 10:14 am

    It’s just a Democratic Hoax, so we can just deny it ever happened

  44. @slimmdogg420 on January 26, 2024 at 10:16 am

    The Diamond Lady is not in Biloxi. Where do you get all of these so-called facts?

  45. @arlenedavis5770 on January 26, 2024 at 10:17 am

    No actual horrors here. A few boats, some Civil War stuff, and the jawbone of an American lion. Cool as it was, it’s almost 4 mins in. Over 2 mins actual content, max. Clickbait.

  46. @mrbrown3462 on January 26, 2024 at 10:18 am

    Maybe stop playing god and mother nature and stop changing water flow and drainage and remove the dams. Society and and the idiot engineers and conservationist keep changing what mother nature has done acting like they know best and our government believing they can pass bills to fix what a society has done while just causing more damage mother nature is taking back what she gave us and we damaged.

  47. @Doghowseman on January 26, 2024 at 10:19 am

    Perfect time for dredging

  48. @BareFoot-tz5jb on January 26, 2024 at 10:19 am

    Our haarp and russias wood pecker antena caus our drought.

  49. @user-wk3ix7lp5s on January 26, 2024 at 10:20 am

    waterflow redirect

  50. @MarqusReyes-yi4ww on January 26, 2024 at 10:21 am

    I’d restore the river boat

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