Water levels on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers are falling for a second straight year, raising the prospect of shipping problems along the all-important U.S. freight routes.
Drought has again closed a portion of the Mississippi River — and this time shrunk a part of the major U.S. waterway in Memphis, Tenn., to its lowest level ever.
A drought is spreading across the Midwest, drying up the Mississippi River and its tributaries that serve as a critical freight artery for the country.
Prolonged drought is jeopardizing waterborne trade along the Mississippi River, a basin that produces 92% of the nation’s agricultural exports.
A logjam of more than 100 ships, tugboats and their convoys of barges in the shrinking Mississippi River is threatening to grind trade of grains, fertilizer, metals and petroleum to a halt.October 6, 2022
Mississippi River barge operators said the worst drought in 80 years may put at risk the emergency dredging and rock removal aimed at keeping the nation’s busiest waterway open at least through this month, Bloomberg News reported Tuesday.January 8, 2013
The Mississippi River, facing reduced levels due to drought, will be safe for barge traffic through the end of January as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers removes submerged rocks, Bloomberg reported Monday.January 7, 2013
With much of the United States still suffering “with the impacts of one of the worst droughts in decades,” the White House announced last week an easing of trucking regulations in an effort to aid farmers and livestock ranchers.August 13, 2012
The severe drought that has devastated farmers and cattlemen from Montana to Texas and from Kentucky to Colorado is now set to hit trucking companies that haul grain and soybeans, industry officials said.July 30, 2012
Truckers from Indiana brought seven truckloads of hay to Texas last week in an effort to help the state’s agriculture industry through one of the worst droughts in its history.October 17, 2011