Mississippi River Barge Traffic Threatened By Drought

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Employees stand in a dry dock as they wait for an approaching tow... News PhotoAgriculture,Approaching,Business,Delivering,Drought,Dry,Finance,Horizontal,Man Made Object,Midwest USA,Nautical Vessel,North America,Occupation,River,St. Louis,The Americas,Towing,Transportation,USA,Waiting,WeatherPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergEmployees stand in a dry dock as they wait for an approaching tow boat at Osage Marine 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