Water levels have decreased to dangerously low levels due to the recent drought.

Mississippi has received less than 1 inch of rain in September.

The Mississippi River has reached its lowest level in 70 years.

Mississippi River is world's most important commercial waterways

Mississippi River is North America's great migration routes for both birds and fishes

The Mississippi River drives a sizable portion of the upper Midwest's economy.

The Mississippi River flows 2,350 miles from its origins at Lake Itasca to be the 

second-longest river in North America.

This river in Lake Itasca is 20 to 30 feet broad.