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
Like this content? Subscribe here:
Or, watch more videos here:
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