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Heat Wave / Drought / Mississippi River #321933

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jun 25, 1988
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Record heat wave and drought in Midwest reported; scenes shown from Chicago, Illinois, lake side. Plans by Army Corps of Engineers to build dike at lower end of Mississippi River to hold back salt water reported Report introduced.

(Chicago, Illinois: Gary Reaves) Debate over plan to divert water from Lake Michigan into Mississippi River featured; scenes shown of Mississippi River barge traffic jam near Greenville, Mississippi. [Chicago sanitary district spokesperson Richard TROY - says action could be taken in two seconds.] Opposition to plan proposed by Illinois Governor Jim Thompson by other Great Lakes states govs. detailed. [Governor Tommy THOMPSON - discusses short-term nature of solution.] [New York power authority spokesperson Robert HINEY - says plan would reduce hydroelec. product] Impact of drought on push to deepen Mississippi River explained. [Conti-Carriers and Terminals, Incorporated, Bob GARDNER - says deepening river would help.]

Reaves, Gary;
Schieffer, Bob

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