Major problems in river shipping
Mike Adams, host of AgriTalk, interviewed Lynn Muench, senior vice president of Regional Advocacy of the American Waterways Operators. The discussion centered around the low water level in the main shipping channels of the Midwest.
Muench noted how the closest comparison to the current situation occurred in 1988. She explained the extent of the limitations in weight for loading barges, movement of smaller barge tows than normal, tows being grounded and closing rivers to shipping and the Corps of Engineers being budget limited in being proactive to dredge shipping channels.