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Mississippi River, Other Tributaries Drained By Drought Reveal Sunken Treasures

Science & Tech  (tags: history, discovery, archaeology, ancient )

- 1942 days ago -
From sunken steamboats to a millennium-old map engraved in rock, the drought-drained rivers of the nation's midsection are offering a rare and fleeting glimpse into years gone by.

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Terry V (30)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 5:16 pm

Look At What We Are Doing To Our Earth



Roger G (154)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 9:41 pm
noted, thanks !

Mary S (1)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 6:50 am
Please, realize the saddest, most dangerous part of this story is the low water levels, not only on the rivers but they also mention the Great Lakes...that is scary if we don't pay attention. Global warming is happening, even if some people with power won't admit it.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 7:48 am
Before anyone goes yahoo about this; this wouldn't be possible without the low water levels. Consider the 37 billion gallons of water consumed over the last ten years by the shale bitumen development and natural gas fracking sites. This is water that only 10% can be reclaimed. The remainder is pumped back into the earth at a minimum depth of 7,000'. We won't see that water again in our lifetime. Droughts and famines also contribute. These are effects caused by cutting down forests; dwindling coral reefs and acid acidification. Let's not forget the receding wetlands either. Drought, famine, pestilence and disease are also affects caused by continual conflict globally. Thanks to the myopic, puerile sophomoric leaders and their agent provocateurs this will not change any time soon. Even the Great Lakes which supplies 20% of the world's fresh water is receding and that should be concern for all who live in the area and along the Athabaskan/Red Rivers system; the Ohio System and the Mississippi.

. (7)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 8:23 am
Interesting article, but very sad about what is happening to our earth.

aj E (164)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 9:16 am

Jim P (3257)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 10:30 am
Surprised to hear that the Mississippi River and especially the Great Lakes are both very low.

Ty, Marty.

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 10:56 am
noted thnx

Mitchell D (104)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 11:40 am
Interesting, and sad at the same time.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 11:55 am
Interesting,exactly the same happened to Vistula River in Poland this year in summer.Lots of objects(bridges,boats ,cannons)normally under water emerged as the water level was unusually low.

Kathleen B (37)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 1:28 pm
Wow I didn't know the Great Lakes were low, that is drastic. I could just cry from frustration of the frackers. I know it's a bit off topic but how can any politician, in sound mind & ethics, agree to risk the people's and other creatures drinking water.

What were they thinking in the 1950's when they radiated the people in Kansas City, Missouri in a deliberate experiment, without so much as informing the "guinea pigs.'

How sad is it that they won't give the locale of the stone map for fear of ancient artifact poachers, graffiti artists, quick buck artists, can't decide if this is elitism or now that they've put the evil ideas in everyone's ear, the map probably does need protection. Be interesting if map could prove some locale First Nation USAn land ownership, due to whatever it is on the stone they're hiding from public view. HAh!

Faye Swan (23)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 1:31 pm
I agree with Penny. Interesting article but sad - worth a documentary all on its own to help highlight climate changes.

reft h (66)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 2:02 pm
interesting article, thanks

linda g (3)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 6:00 pm
Despite concerns about water levels [that fluctuate for several reasons]this is a thoroughly engaging article. I hunger to read more anout these waterways.

John B (185)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 7:39 pm
Thanks Marty for the link to the article. Interesting finds but wish they had found another way besides the lower water level. Read and noted.

De D (96)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 9:51 pm
Do think a documentary about the low water levels here in the US Midwest is a must.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 10:18 pm
Low water levels is a worry for America.

Azmi Timur (0)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 11:26 pm
Noted. Thank You.

Robert Hardy (68)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 7:33 am
Such opportunities expose just how much garbage humans leave laying around...

Hayley C (7)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 8:43 am
Interesting, thanks!!

Beverly C (0)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 9:17 am
Noted. Thanks.

Kathleen R (138)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 12:35 pm
read & noted

Hartson Doak (39)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 5:34 pm
Along with the lower water levels, the temperature of the water has gone up. This, thankfully, has shut down several nuclear power plants for lack of water cool enough to keep these dangerous and old ticking time bombs on line.

Meta R (0)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 6:39 pm
History is so cool! Thanks

Kerrie G (116)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 10:48 pm
Noted, thanks.

Tanya W (65)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 3:36 am
Noted thanks.

Christeen A (370)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 2:02 pm
Fascinating. Thanks.

Melania Padilla (122)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 6:32 pm

Sergio Padilla (65)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 9:38 pm
Interesting, but at the same time it is so wrong to leave all of that... It is nature!!
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