People flocked to see the recent drawdown of the Mississippi River. Why can’t the river be like that all the time?

For those who took the time to check it out, a glimpse of a less-engineered Mississippi River was available in Minneapolis last week, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lowered water levels below St. Anthony Falls. People frolicked on the river floor, which was visible under the Stone Arch Bridge, and enjoyed a much closer experience to river wildlife.

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