Effect of the drought on the Mississippi River
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Effect of the drought on the Mississippi River hearing before the Subcommittee on Merchant Marine of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundredth Congress, second session, on the effect of the drought on the Mississippi River shipping conditions, July 14, 1988. by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Merchant Marine.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office, U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Droughts -- Mississippi River.,
  • Shipping -- Mississippi River.,
  • Mississippi River -- Water level.,
  • United States -- Economic conditions.

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SeriesS. hrg -- 100-865.
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 61 p. :
Number of Pages61
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17835470M

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