Drought effects still felt along Mississippi River

RANDOLPH COUNTY, Ill. -- Summer has come and gone but the effects of this year's drought are still being felt across parts of the country and even right on the Mississippi River.

Historically low water levels have forced the Army Corps of Engineers to step in. Crews will blast large rocks blocking barge travel along the river.

The rocks were not an issue until water levels recently plunged on the Mississippi.

The plans will force closures along a 6-mile stretch of the river through March.

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