Corps of Engineers Battles Low River LevelsDredging and rock removal keep barges running during harvest season.
Runaway Barges Threaten Jefferson Barracks Bridge, Coast Guard InvestigatesThe 110 barges did not cause harm to the Jefferson Barracks bridge, but the Coast Guard is checking if the barges were properly secured..
Barges Break Loose South of St. LouisUPDATE: Coast Guard says all were secured by early-afternoon, with no injuries or damage
Barge Containers Project Could Bring Business to St. LouisA plan to place shipping containers on barges that travel on the Mississippi River now has the full attention of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Business Interests Pushing New Barge Plan along MississippiSt. Louis and dozens of other cities along the river are supporting a plan to let barges carry shipping containers.
Mayors Want More Shipping On The RiverFrancis Slay joined several others in push for increase in commercial barge shipping on Mississippi.
Mississippi Barge Breakaway Not the Only OneMeanwhile, the Coast Guard investigation continues. One big question: should 114 barges breaking loose raise eyebrows?
Past Problems for Breakaway Barge CompanyInvestigators are looking into what caused more than 100 barges to break free during recent flooding.
Mississippi Crests at St. Louis, Begins DescentThe river reached 35.5, feet 5.5 feet above flood stage, at a gauge near the Gateway Arch early Thursday morning but had fallen about a half-foot by midday.
UPDATE: Barges Loose Near St. LouisJefferson Barracks Bridge was closed for inspection early Sunday, but has since re-opened.
Recent Rains Ease Fears Of A Mississippi River ShutdownThere had been concern that barge traffic would grind to a halt due to an ongoing drought, widely considered by experts to be the worst in decades.
Rock Blasting Efforts Commence in Effort to Keep Mississippi River OpenThe corps has hired contractors to use explosives to remove the pinnacles that stretch over about six miles near Thebes, Ill.

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