11-Mile Stretch of Mississippi River Closed

Ongoing drought brings water levels to new lows, stranding boats and barges.
3:00 | 08/21/12

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An eleven mile stretch of the Mississippi River remains closed this morning as water levels there -- to their lowest in nearly 25 years in about a hundred boats and barges are now waiting for passage near Greenville Mississippi. Parts of the river have had intermittent closures since a vessel ran aground about ten days ago but dredging is keeping river traffic flowing along cities like Memphis. I'm gonna go to a lot of dry but we're been able to -- channel -- people industry and -- I should do radio -- nice. -- shippers are complaining that the shallow river is forcing him to lighten their -- and is therefore of course cutting into their profits.

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