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Drought Takes Toll on River Shipping

Matt Ball on August 6, 2012 - in Transportation

There’s more sun and heat in the forecast for St. Louis. Not great for a region that’s in the midst of the worst drought in decades. Now, we’ve heard about the effect the drought is having on on farmers — but it turns out it’s also shrinking the shipping lanes in the Mississippi River. Reduced traffic on the river will likely increase prices on certain raw commodities such as corn, soybeans, petroleum and coal.

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