Mississippi River Barge Traffic Threatened By Drought

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A spotlight aboard the Capt. Bill Stewart tow boat illuminates a... News PhotoAgriculture,Business,Cairo,Delivering,Drought,Finance,Horizontal,Illinois,Man Made Object,Middle East,Midwest USA,North America,River,The Americas,Transportation,USA,WeatherPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergA spotlight aboard the Capt. Bill Stewart tow boat illuminates a floating buoy marking the edge of the shipping channel on the Mississippi River north of Cairo, Illinois, 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