Mississippi River Barge Traffic Threatened By Drought

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Captain Darrell Alford looks out the window as he maneuvers the Capt.... News PhotoAgriculture,Business,Delivering,Drought,Finance,Horizontal,Looking,Man Made Object,Midwest USA,Missouri,North America,River,The Americas,Transportation,USA,Weather,WindowPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergCaptain Darrell Alford looks out the window as he maneuvers 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