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Drought threatens to close Mississippi to barges

By JIM SUHR and JIM SALTER, Associated Press Published: November 30, 2012

— 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.

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