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Mississippi's Low Water Levels Could Bar Barges

NPR | Jan. 5, 2013 6:59 a.m.

Barge traffic on the Mississippi River could grind to a halt in the next few days. Water levels on the nation’s largest waterway are very low in certain parts of the river because of the most severe drought in decades. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks to Mark Fletcher of Ceres Barge Line about how the shipping industry is coping with the lack of rain.

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