Mississippi River Barge Traffic Threatened By Drought

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A north bound tow boat, right, yields to the Capt. Bill Stewart tug... News PhotoAgriculture,Business,Delivering,Drought,Finance,Horizontal,Man Made Object,Midwest USA,Missouri,Nautical Vessel,North,North America,River,The Americas,Tied Up,Towing,Transportation,USA,WeatherPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergA north bound tow boat, right, yields to the Capt. Bill Stewart tug boat as it travels down the Mississippi River outside 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