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Corps asked to let reservoirs flow

Low Mississippi River levels hinder barge shipping

Posted: November 13, 2012 at 3:22 a.m.

Two northbound towboats pass St. Louis on the Mississippi River on Monday. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and barge-industry leaders have asked the federal government to help keep sufficient water flowing on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and barge industry leaders are imploring the federal government to take steps to keep enough water flowing on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers to avert a potential “economic disaster.”

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Business, Pages 21 on 11/13/2012

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