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Ambulance 4, Getty Images, photo by Chronis Jons

Construction Worker Injured on Missouri River

A worker was seriously injured Wednesday morning when his boat was struck by an oncoming barge on the Missouri River.

10/23/2013

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Barge Accident Spills 300 Gallons of Crude Oil into Mississippi River

Hundreds of gallons of oil have spilled into the Mississippi River after a barge accident early Friday morning near Alton.

05/03/2013

File photo of barge on Mississippi River.

Second Mississippi River Bridge Hit by Barge

For the second time in less than a week a Mississippi River bridge has been struck by a barge. The latest incident happened Thursday morning.

04/25/2013

Coast Guard photo of one of eleven barges that sank south of St. Louis in flood-swollen Mississippi.

Mississippi River Re-Opened to Navigation — Despite Sunken Barges

The watery highway that carries much of the nation’s grain, coal, petroleum and other commodities is shut down until further notice.

04/22/2013

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Mississippi Barge Traffic Flowing After Tuesday’s Shutdown

Yesterday morning, a barge became caught, forcing the Corps of Engineers to shut down a lock and dam that handles roughly half the nation’s farm exports.

01/23/2013

Photo via CBS News

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

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

Current view of the St. Louis riverfront looking south from beneath the King Bridge downtown. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Army Corps of Engineers Will Blast River Rocks In January

Right now, the water level is so low that the rocks threaten to halt barge traffic, leaving thousands of barge workers out of a job.

12/05/2012

8/3/12-"The Captains' Return", a statue commemorating the historic trek of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, towers high above the drought-starved Mississippi River near the Eads Bridge, high and dry. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Drought Draining Profits From Local Barge Companies

Barges leave 35 truckloads of product on dock so they don’t run aground.

08/03/2012

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Drought Grounding Barge Traffic Along the Mississippi River

The worst hit area are in southeast Missouri and southern Illinois.

07/13/2012

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