Tagged: Mississippi River

Helena Harbor Items Checked Off

Helena Harbor Items Checked Off

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For more than three years, members of the Image Environmental Inc. team have become familiar faces at the Helena Harbor, working on the Helm Fertilizer Terminal upgrade-expansion project. read more >

Shipping Bounces Back As Mississippi River Rises

Shipping Bounces Back As Mississippi River Rises

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Mississippi River shippers have returned to hauling full loads after several storms and aggressive rock-clearing helped deepen the waterway, eliminating worries about barge traffic shutting down, the river's stewards and barge operators said Wednesday. read more >

2011 Mississippi River Flood Caused $2.8B in Damages

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The Mississippi River flooding of 2011 caused $2.8 billion in damage and tested the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' system of levees, reservoirs and floodways like never before, exposing vulnerabilities that need attention, a report released Monday said. read more >

Army Corps: Mississippi River Will Remain Open to Barges

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Efforts taken to keep a crucial stretch of the drought-starved Mississippi River open to barge traffic should be sufficient to avert a shipping shutdown that the industry fears is imminent, Army Corps of Engineers and Coast Guard officials said Friday. read more >

Recent Rains Boost Mississippi River Levels

Recent Rains Boost Mississippi River Levels

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Rain that fell over the weekend has helped Arkansas river levels and is projected to help the Mississippi River rise. The Army Corps of Engineers says the rain helped, but there are still longer term problems anticipated because of the continuing drought. read more >

Mississippi River Dropping Slower Than Expected

Mississippi River Dropping Slower Than Expected

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A revised Mississippi River forecast offered a bit of a reprieve for shippers Wednesday, showing the water level isn't dropping as quickly as feared. Still, at least two large barge companies already are reducing their loads over concerns about the river's depth. read more >

Drought Threatens to Close Mississippi River to Barges

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After months of drought, companies that ship grain and other goods down the Mississippi River are being haunted by a potential nightmare: If water levels fall too low, the nation's main inland waterway could become impassable to barges just as the harvest heads to market. read more >