Barge http://iowapublicradio.org en Head of Economic Development Authority Concerned about Mississippi River http://iowapublicradio.org/post/head-economic-development-authority-concerned-about-mississippi-river <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New attention is being focused on the crumbling lock-and-dam system on the Mississippi River. Iowa officials painted a frightening scenario when they appeared before the Mississippi River Commission last week in Dubuque.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:48:33 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 27677 at http://iowapublicradio.org Head of Economic Development Authority Concerned about Mississippi River Shipping Woes Along the Mississippi River http://iowapublicradio.org/post/shipping-woes-along-mississippi-river <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>With lingering drought keeping the crucial Mississippi River waterway at historically low levels, some projected that barge traffic on the river would come to a scraping halt in early January. It hasn’t proved to be quite as bad – the Army Corps of Engineers now says the river will likely stay open for transportation at least through the month – but many grain and energy industries that rely on sending products up and down the river aren’t yet breathing a sigh of relief. &nbsp;<o:p></o:p></p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 03:13:43 +0000 Clay Masters 13043 at http://iowapublicradio.org Shipping Woes Along the Mississippi River