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View Diary: Drought and Low Water: The Mississippi May Be Unnavigable Within Weeks (191 comments)

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  •  Depends on whether going down river or up river... (2+ / 0-)
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    Nowhere Man, mightymouse

    Most of the grain goes down river and the barges come back empty, sitting high in the water. Also depends on the size of the tow- south of St.Louis they're not restricted to 15 barges, and on the intercoastal waterway 50+ barge tows are not unusual.

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