Corps Cuts Flow on Missouri River, Hurts Shipping
Byline: Associated Press
ST. LOUIS -- The Army Corps of Engineers on Friday began reducing the flow from a Missouri River reservoir, a move expected to worsen low-water conditions on the Mississippi River and potentially bring barge traffic to a halt within weeks.
The Missouri flows into the Mississippi around a bend just north of St. Louis. One result of this year's drought, the worst in decades, has been a big drop in water levels on both rivers.
The corps announced earlier this month that it would reduce the outflow from the Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, S.D., to protect the upper Missouri River basin.
That drew an outcry from political …
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Publication information: Article title: Corps Cuts Flow on Missouri River, Hurts Shipping. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: November 24, 2012. Page number: 5. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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