Do you remember the last time it was this low?
Hell, I'm gonn'a go get sum'm d'eat.
I can't remember if I ate yet or not
Actually no, but my newspaper search can remember lots, here are just a few:
MISSISSIPPI AT RECORD LOW; RIVER TRAFFIC IS HAMPERED
New York Times January 12, 1981
BARGE BACKUP. BARGES WAIT NEAR ST. LOUIS
Chicago Tribune December 20, 1989
The normal flow of Midwest grain to ports on the Gulf of Mexico has been disrupted because of heavy ice and low water on the Mississippi River, which has been closed to navigation for more than 200 miles south of St. Louis.
MISSISSIPPI RIVER WATER LEVEL HERE IS AT ITS LOWEST POINT IN YEARS DROUGHT IS THE REASON; BARGE TRAFFIC IS AFFECTED
St. Louis Post - Dispatch December 31, 1999
LOW WATER ON RIVERS BEDEVILS NAVIGATION HERE ; BARGES ARE AGROUND; MISSISSIPPI MAY HIT LOWEST LEVEL SINCE '89
St. Louis Post - Dispatch January 15, 2003