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Low-water rivers unveiling pieces of history

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A World War II minesweeper has surfaced on the Mississippi River near St. Louis.

Associated Press/Nov. 28, 2012

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Lack of rain has left many rivers at low levels unseen for decades, creating problems for river commerce and recreation and raising concerns about water supplies and hydropower if the drought persists into next year, as many fear.But for the curious, the receding water is offering an occasional treasure trove of history.
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