22 Responses to Mississippi River dries up as drought worsens: how a dying river could help crash the U.S. economy

  1. missmarla says:

    After our “officials” in central CA proved the “water infrastructure upgrade” to be a farce (altering records to cover up what is taking place with our water source, committing perjury to deny, followed by death threats for exposing) aka: re-directing our water, I suspect the entire nation’s “water infrastructure upgrade” to be a farce. Notice how it coincides with the nation’s “water shortage.” So where is our water being re-directed? Underground bunkers?

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  2. wendy says:

    The planet is gearing down to support a much smaller population it seems.

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  3. nanoduck says:

    This will also affect hydroelectric production, fishery, farmers, and cities that depend on it for drinking water. So it adds up.

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  4. Interesting video in regards to this.

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  5. Bobi says:

    How did people survive many many years ago? Without Electricity, commerce from a river, and etc.? Seems as though many survived and thrived, or we would not be here to tell about it…

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  6. The status of the Mississippi during this drought is just one more potential trigger for a major economic collapse. Here in America we have just barely been hanging on by our teeth economically and it wouldn’t take much of a nudge for us to fall. We need to stay aware of just how everything is coming together for the greatest period of turmoil in recorded history, or else the real New World Order will take us by surprise.

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  7. Bigus Macus says:

    Alright, I’m 55 and seems that about every 5 to 10 years there is a serious drought and I here the same stories recycled. Am I missing something?

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    • Tim says:

      Bigus Macus ,
      I am 50 . I live in Iowa just a few miles from the Mississippi . I cross over it almost every week and let me tell ya the big muddy looks like a stream in some areas . The cedar and the Iowa rivers in this area are also drying up . In some spots on the cedar river you can walk across them . There are farm ponds around here that are gone . There is fish die offs in the local papers often . I think I have seen it rain 2 times this summer .

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  8. anvil2011 says:

    It’s not the end of the world.

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  9. Bobi says:

    All I can say is that change is a constant thing….nothing stays the same. Being 71 yrs old I have seen many many changes – some good however here of late, mostly bad…. humans just do not know how to cope or deal with everything….. “OMG we just don’t know what to do”, or, they just ignore it and go on till it happens to them….. then they are all in a fluff… A little common sense goes a very long way and quit measuring everything by money….we have become a slave to $$$… Oh my, we are going to lose billions…..Many survived without “billions” before and we will do it again. At least a few of us will survive….

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  10. Irene C says:

    The Weather Channel has been covering this. I was watching today as they are dredging the river. It’s not just the drought that’s causing the problems, but when they had all the floods last year, a lot of silt was built up in the river which is making it rougher for the barges to pass through. Although the situation is dire, I don’t believe that this in itself will crash our economic system. The drought itself, on the other hand, will definitely affect our food supply.

    @Bobi, people have been doing commerce by river for thousands of years. Rivers have always been important for survival.

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    • pagan66 says:

      You’re right Irene, most cities were chosen because of their proximity to rivers & the livelihood & convenience that could be gained from doing so. Man above everything else has always been such a resourceful animal. Much Love to you.

      Peace

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      • Tom says:

        Change is normal. To survive one must adapt to new conditions, maybe even move to other countrys. Many ancient civilisations have been destroyed/abandod/evolved through climatechange

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    • Bobi says:

      Oh, I do know of the old commerce by river…..Also know of being self sustainable and not having to rely on commerce by river or any other means…. Many survived without the commerce by river for many years, and could very well do it again but too many do not have a clue on how to survive…..Too many can’t live without all the modern convenience’s. I have always maintained that the more comfortable we become, the less healthy we become and that is a true fact… From knowledge you get wisdom and many do not take the time to learn about anything vitally important to life and surviving without the stores, electronics and etc. Clumsy them is all I can say….Time is coming when they will not have that, then what will happen to them……they will not make it, especially in the big cities….sad true fact…

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      • Gary says:

        In other words “The nicer you make it, the less you can take it”.

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      • The time is coming when society won’t have things conveniently presented to them on store shelves, and I thank God that we live in the country where we can fend for ourselves if need be. And Tom, history is replete with examples of civilizations falling and peoples moving due to climatic changes, but in today’s world where are we supposed to go, Canada? I don’t think that very many Canadians would look too kindly on us taking over a big chunk of their country; besides, their situation is getting rough, too.

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  11. Granny Bear says:

    Jesse Ventura Conspiracy Theory – Great Lakes Part 1 of 6
    They call it “Blue Gold.” Water is the new oil. Once a human right, it’s now a valuable commodity, and corporations and super-rich oil dynasties .
    ..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBEPNnwLqOk

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  12. David says:

    And yet some of the largest reservoirs East of the Rockies (Fort Peck, Garrison, Oahe, are sitting at 92% to 100% capacity. A major cause of those floods last year was due to the neglect of the damn operators at these very same reservoirs not releasing more water, sooner. There was even concern they would burst, causing a chain reaction. With the forecast of heavy winter rain and snows coming up, why are they holding back so much water? Is it to make the Mississippi more “proof” of AGW?

    Link to Missouri River Basin Water Management:

    http://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc/reports/showrep.cgi?3MRDTAP7y

    Mod….And I’m pretty sure I saw a story here about the possible breach, at Fort Peck I believe.

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  13. Granny Bear says:

    Please excuse my ignorance, but what is AGW?

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  14. M.A.D. says:

    I am 56, I just now open my eyes to what’s going on in the world, almost every garage I walk by it’s full of old things, so much that if everyone would clean out there garage, we would not have to take from the world for a long time, I keep thinking about , if God looks out over the smallest living thing, then what is it that we must do for God to look out after us? Pray!

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