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Stubborn US drought could be costlier than hurricane Sandy

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Stubborn US drought could be costlier than hurricane Sandy (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Less than 18 months after the US Army Corps of Engineers blasted gaps in a levee on the Mississippi River to cope with a record flood, it's getting ready to detonate explosives for the opposite reason – to clear rock outcroppings on the bottom of the drought-depleted waterway so cargo can keep moving…


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