Monthly Archives: August 2012

Low water blockages impede Mississippi River transit

Another difficulty in a season of near-record low river levels Barge traffic on the Lower Mississippi River (LMR) has been slowed to a crawl. Blockages at mile 525 (LMR) and at mile 545 (LMR) have limited southbound and northbound barge movement. Three Terral fleet boats are caught in the impasse, delaying scheduled rock and coal… Read more »