Mississippi River Barge Traffic Threatened By Drought

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Adam Foushee, a deckhand, bottom, throws a rope to Dustin Declue,... News PhotoAgriculture,Barge,Business,Delivering,Drought,Finance,Man Made Object,Midwest USA,Missouri,North America,River,Rope,Security,The Americas,Throwing,Transportation,USA,Vertical,WeatherPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergAdam Foushee, a deckhand, bottom, throws a rope to Dustin Declue, first mate, as they secure 15 grain barges to the Capt. Bill Stewart tow boat in the Mississippi River outside St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Barges carrying grain, soybeans, coal, oil and other commodities on the Mississippi River have started to reduce their loads to navigate waters shrunk by the worst drought in 50 years. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images