Saturday, October 29

Today, President Joe Biden is at his home in Wilmington, Delaware. He has no public events on his schedule at this time.

On Friday, the White House held a virtual roundtable involving representatives from the Department of Agriculture, Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as well as industry leaders to address the lowering water levels of the Mississippi River.

“Throughout the Mississippi River basin, months of extreme drought have reduced water levels to extremely low thresholds, with minimal rain in the forecast,“ White House Secretary Jean-Pierre stated. “Both sides discussed the impacts of low water on barge transportation and the implications for agricultural shippers, energy transportation, and other critical goods movement.“

She continued, “Both industry and government officials discussed actions underway to maintain safe and steady navigation of the river system, including around-the-clock work by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Coast Guard to dredge river channels to adequate depths, employ safety limitations on waterway access, and maintain navigational positioning signals and buoy markings.“

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for the government representatives and private sector counterparts as they address the low water levels of the Mississippi River.
  • For Lt. General Scott Spellmon as he heads the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • For Administrator Bruce Summers as he oversees the Agricultural Marketing Service’s actions in the Mississippi River basin.

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