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Trade Groups Update Mississippi River Forecast, Continue Push For Missouri River Water

Last week, the Army Corps of Engineers released water from Carlyle Lake down the Kaskaskia River in order to stave off a potential shutdown in early-January.

01/02/2013

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Army Corps of Engineers Releases Carlyle Lake Water, Pushing Back Shutdown Date

The release, according to the American Waterways Operators and Waterways Council, Inc, could avoid a complete shutdown until at least mid-January.

12/28/2012

Low water levels on Mississippi River near St. Louis could cause barges to stop costing billions

Trade Organizations Warn Mississippi Shutdown Could Come Next Week

“The Corps’ rock pinnacle removal and dredging work and our collective prayers for rain have not produced enough water to sustain navigation on the Mississippi”

12/27/2012

Mississippi River

Coast Guard: Mississippi River Won’t Shut Down

A spokesman said there will be dredging operations on the river that will allow for deep enough channels, regardless of how low the water gets.

12/10/2012

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Trade Organization Says Blasting is Too Little Too Late

The Army Corps will begin blasting rock pinnacles on the river to increase water flow, and now The American Waterways Operators says that blasting won’t happen soon enough.

12/07/2012

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Possible Mississippi River Shutdown Threatens Thousands of Jobs

A nationwide drought, the worst to hit the U.S. in decades, has lowered water levels along the Mississippi River, threatening barge traffic.

11/30/2012

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