Water levels of the Mississippi River have reached record lows for the second year in a row. CHS Global Grain & Processing Manager of Barge Freight Ben Doane was part of a webinar hosted by the Northern Crops Institute. The river system was more equipped to handle low water levels this year. “The Corps of Engineers made it their goal to make sure this wasn’t going to happen again.” Dredging operations were put in place throughout the summer and major traffic shutdowns were averted. “We did deal with intermittent closures and groundings, but we avoided the full two-week closure.”
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