Mississippi River Barge Traffic Threatened By Drought

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An American Electric Power River Operations logo hangs on the side of... News PhotoAgriculture,Air Pollution,Business,Delivering,Drought,Finance,Hanging,Horizontal,Logo,Man Made Object,Midwest USA,Missouri,North America,River,Stack,Symbol,The Americas,Transportation,USA,WeatherPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergAn American Electric Power (AEP) River Operations logo hangs on the side of an exhaust stack aboard the Capt. Bill Stewart tow boat as it pushes grain barges on the Mississippi River south of 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