Commercial Activity On The River as Low Mississippi's Ripple Effect Threatens 20,000 Jobs Across U.S. Midwest : News Photo

Commercial Activity On The River as Low Mississippi's Ripple Effect Threatens 20,000 Jobs Across U.S. Midwest

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A tugboat passes barges filled with coal along the Mississippi River at Knight Hawk Coal LLC in Chester, Illinois, U.S., on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. The family-owned Knight Hawk employs 400 people and has another 300 contractors, including about 140 truck drivers. The company has never had layoffs since it opened in 1998, said Andrew Carter, vice president of sales and distribution. A blocked Mississippi could change that. Photographer: Whitney Curtis/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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A tugboat passes barges filled with coal along the Mississippi River at Knight Hawk Coal LLC in Chester, Illinois, U.S., on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. The family-owned Knight Hawk employs 400 people and has another 300 contractors, including about 140 truck drivers. The company has never had layoffs since it opened in 1998, said Andrew Carter, vice president of sales and distribution. A blocked Mississippi could change that. Photographer: Whitney Curtis/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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A tugboat passes barges filled with coal along the Mississippi River... News Photo 157363955Agriculture,Barge,Business,Chester,Drought,Economy,Finance,Full,Horizontal,Illinois,Midwest USA,Mississippi River,North America,Occupation,Passes,River,The Americas,Tugboat,USA,WeatherPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergA tugboat passes barges filled with coal along the Mississippi River at Knight Hawk Coal LLC in Chester, Illinois, U.S., on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. The family-owned Knight Hawk employs 400 people and has another 300 contractors, including about 140 truck drivers. The company has never had layoffs since it opened in 1998, said Andrew Carter, vice president of sales and distribution. A blocked Mississippi could change that. Photographer: Whitney Curtis/Bloomberg via Getty Images