Tuesday Sep 12, 2023

Navigation Problems on Mississippi River

Very Dry weather in the upper Midwest has caused the flow of the Mississippi River to drop to near record lows.  The result for barge transportation shows up below the locks and dams of the upper river, in the free flowing portion below St. Louis.

Are there alternatives to increase flow in dry conditions?

Can water from lakes on the Missouri be released to float barges on the Mississippi?

Mike Steenhoek, Executive Director of the Soy Transportation Coalition, speaks to the challenges.

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