Low Water Levels Along Mississippi River Could Slow Bardge Traffic

For years the Corps of Engineers has been dreading the Mississippi River. They say that an unexpected shutdown of river traffic could cost the region more than three million dollars per day; this loss would result in higher prices for consumers. In addition, the water levels are hindering the new bridge project in downtown St. Louis. The setback has delayed a planned 2014 opening. Drought conditions are also limiting barge access.