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Drought Gives Visitors Rare Chance To Reach Historic Landmark On Foot | Zenger

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Visitors went to the Mississippi River as its water levels continued to drop as a result of a protracted drought to observe what the river’s receding shoreline revealed.


Executive director of the Soy Transporation Coalition Michael Steenhoek told AccuWeather earlier in October that worries about the declining water levels started during the winter of 2021–2022, when there wasn’t much snowfall over the Mississippi River basin. Tower Rock would have been an island within the main channel, north of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, on any other day before the water levels started to drop. Visitors may now stroll to the hitherto remote sight because to the a dry area of land.According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, you can only get to Tower Rock, which was designated to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, when the water level is less than 1.5 feet at the Chester, Illinois, river gauge. On Monday, there was 0.22 feet of water at the gauge. From the early morning of October 11 until after midnight, it had regularly tested below the 1.5-foot limit.



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