Mississippi River Barge Traffic Threatened By Drought

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An American Electric Power River Operations flag flies as the Capt.... News PhotoAgriculture,Business,Delivering,Drought,Finance,Flag,Horizontal,Man Made Object,Midwest USA,Missouri,North America,River,The Americas,Transportation,USA,WeatherPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergAn American Electric Power (AEP) River Operations flag flies as the Capt. Bill Stewart tow boat pushes grain barges on the Mississippi River outside St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., on Friday, Dec. 7, 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