Mississippi River Barges Slowed by Flooding Following Record Drought ~Bloomberg

Posted on April 24, 2013 By

Barge traffic on a stretch of the Mississippi River, slowed early this year by shallow water during a drought, now is being hindered by flooding, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The Corps on April 20 closed locks in Clarksville and Winfield, Missouri, both north of St. Louis, in anticipation of high water, the Army said yesterday in a statement. The towns are upstream from the confluence of the Illinois River and Mississippi, America’s busiest waterway. Heavy rains have led the Corps to close seven locks further north on the river, blocking barge and other traffic. Read more.

The Flood of 2013 continues in middle Illinois

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