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Mississippi River Low Water Level Threatens Barge Traffic

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Some communities between St. Louis and New Orleans may see record low water levels. The National Weather Service predicts the reading at Memphis, Tennessee, will reach its second-lowest level ever by Oct. 13. Nearly all of the Mississippi River basin, from Minnesota through Louisiana, has seen below-normal rainfall.
2 months ago·Brown County, United States

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Mississippi River Low Water Level Threatens Barge Traffic

Parts of the Mississippi River are so low from weeks of drought that barge traffic is being limited at the worst possible time -- as crop harvests begin.

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Low water on the Mississippi River impacting barge traffic

Parts of the Mississippi River are so low from weeks of drought that barge traffic is being limited at the worst possible time — as crop harvests begin. Some Mississippi River communities between St. Louis and New Orleans may see record low water levels in the coming days, including Caruthersville, Missouri, and Osceola, Arkansas. Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers say that normally, tows are able to move 36 barges at a time. With t…

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