Hit by Drought, Mississippi River May Face More Challenges

New York Times: The drought of 2012 has already caused restrictions on barge traffic up and down the Mississippi River. But things are about to get a lot worse. As part of an annual process, the Army Corps of Engineers has begun reducing the amount of water flowing from the upper Missouri River into the Mississippi, all but ensuring that the economically vital river traffic will be squeezed even further. If water levels fall low enough, the transport of $7 billion in agricultural products, chemicals, coal and petroleum......

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