Mississippi River Barge Traffic Threatened By Drought

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Dustin Declue, first mate of the Capt. Bill Stewart tow boat, left,... News PhotoAgriculture,Business,Delivering,Drought,Finance,Horizontal,Man Made Object,Midwest USA,Missouri,North America,River,The Americas,Transportation,USA,WeatherPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergDustin Declue, first mate of the Capt. Bill Stewart tow boat, left, and Adam Foushee, a deckhand, prepare to attach a device which senses the depth of the water, to a grain barge on the Mississippi River in 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