Mississippi River Barge Traffic Threatened By Drought

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Pilot Jeff Heflin navigates the Mississippi River aboard the Capt.... News PhotoAgriculture,Business,Delivering,Direction,Drought,Finance,Horizontal,Man Made Object,Midwest USA,Mississippi River,Missouri,North America,Pilot,River,The Americas,Transportation,USA,WeatherPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergPilot Jeff Heflin navigates the Mississippi River aboard the Capt. Bill Stewart tow boat 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