Drought Stricken Mississippi Now Flooding

Reuters
Friday, April 19, 2013

Seven Mississippi River locks between Muscatine, Iowa, and Saverton, Missouri, expected to close as water-level rises.

The closures of Locks 16 through 22 will effectively shut the river to commercial navigation from central Iowa to northern Missouri, reports Reuters, citing information from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Some 60 percent of U.S. grain exports are shipped via the Mississippi River and its tributaries from farms in the Midwest to export terminals at the Gulf of Mexico.

Source: Reuters

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