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Frank Segree, captain of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Dredge Hurley, points as he talks to reporters about dredging operations on the Mississippi River on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 near Memphis, Tenn. The Mississippi River from Illinois to Louisiana has seen water levels plummet due to drought conditions in the past three months. Near Memphis, the river level was more than 12 feet lower than normal for this time of year. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

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