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A dead fish is pictured along the dry river banks of the Mississippi river, onlooking at the Memphis skyline, in West Memphis, Arkansas on October 13, 2023. For the second straight year this largest North American river has sunken to record low levels amid ongoing drought, leaving the majestic Mississippi as a mere shadow of its former self. From the Great Lakes in the north to Louisiana in the south, plants are taking over newly exposed river banks. Salt water has replaced fresh water near the Gulf of Mexico. And farmers dependent on the river to ship their products have watched with frustration as the flow of river traffic has seized up. The volume of grain shipped on the Mississippi has dropped by half from the average of the past three years, according to the US Department of Agriculture. (Photo by Ulysse BELLIER / AFP) (Photo by ULYSSE BELLIER/AFP via Getty Images)
A dead fish is pictured along the dry river banks of the Mississippi river, onlooking at the Memphis skyline, in West Memphis, Arkansas on October 13, 2023. For the second straight year this largest North American river has sunken to record low levels amid ongoing drought, leaving the majestic Mississippi as a mere shadow of its former self. From the Great Lakes in the north to Louisiana in the south, plants are taking over newly exposed river banks. Salt water has replaced fresh water near the Gulf of Mexico. And farmers dependent on the river to ship their products have watched with frustration as the flow of river traffic has seized up. The volume of grain shipped on the Mississippi has dropped by half from the average of the past three years, according to the US Department of Agriculture. (Photo by Ulysse BELLIER / AFP) (Photo by ULYSSE BELLIER/AFP via Getty Images)
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