Drought-Shrunk Mississippi Halting Barges as ADM Seeks Options

Drought-Shrunk Mississippi Halting Barges as ADM Seeks Options

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A barge powers its way up the Mississippi River on Nov. 16, 2012, in St. Louis. A top Corps of Engineers official has ordered the release of water from an upper Mississippi River reservoir in an effort to avoid closure of the river at St. Louis to barge traffic due to low water levels caused by drought.