Quantcast


Last updated: February 16. 2013 7:26PM - 72 Views

Story Tools:

Font Size:

Social Media:

(AP) Another day, another sandbar to clear on the clogged Mississippi River.


It's a routine that's settled in as the drought in the nation's central states leaves the river without the rainfall that is its lifeblood.


One estimate put barge industry losses at $1 billion the last time the river was this low, in 1988. That's why dredges, which clear the shipping channel, are so vital.


The Dredge Jadwin, a massive-four story U.S. Army Corps of Engineer vessel, is working around the clock to clear channels at Greenville, where a barge ran aground this week.


The Jadwin's quality control officer, Bobby Justice, says crews are dredging spots this years that they don't' usually have to.


Associated Press
Comments
All user comments are subject to our Terms of Service. Users may flag inappropriate comments.
comments powered by Disqus



Featured Businesses


Poll



Info Minute



Gas Prices

Wilkes-Barre Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com