January 20, 2014 7:21 PM

Big drop in Missouri River water levels becoming critical problem

It’s easy to take the Missouri River for granted. It just rolls along through the Kansas City area, seemingly everlasting and unchanging. But the Big Muddy is in fact changing, and not in a good way. Truth is, it isn’t as muddy as it used to be, and in some ways it isn’t muddy enough. The river bed and water levels have been slowly dropping for decades to the point that it’s becoming a real threat to area utilities, not to mention bridges and levees.

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