Losing channel duel, shippers say

Barge operators: Mississippi River to need more water

Posted: January 9, 2013 at 3:29 a.m.

Tows pass each other Monday in the Chain of Rocks Canal just north of Lock No. 27 on the Mississippi River in Granite City, Ill.

Barge operators on the Mississippi River say the emergency dredging and rock removal aimed at keeping the nation’s busiest waterway open at least for this month won’t be enough to beat the worst drought in 80 years.

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Business, Pages 25 on 01/09/2013