exploring the drought-ridden Missouri River

As I was driving into St. Louis from Columbia this past weekend I noticed something different in the scenery. Each time I drive back and forth from Columbia to St. Louis I take Highway 40/Interstate 64 which crosses over the Missouri River. When I drove back this time though I noticed the water levels on the river were so low that it was possible to stand right where the middle of the river usually is.

It was a pretty interesting site and I knew I would have to see if I could stand in that part of the exposed portion of the river. As I drove back to Columbia yesterday I made an effort to do so. I had to park perhaps a mile from the river and walk to it. Wearing shorts and boats shoes weren’t the best to wear though.

While I wasn’t able to make it to the portion of where the middle of the river once was (my feet were sinking into the mud near the river’s edge) it was still fun to explore.

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