Coast Guard reopens stretch of Mississippi River while dredging continues

(TUPELO, Miss.) — An 11-mile stretch of the Mississippi River that had been closed due to high water reopened today, the Chicago Tribune reported. About 50 vessels were still facing delays in the area near Greenville, Miss., and Army Corps of Engineers is dredging almost nonstop. About 100 vessels were snarled during the height of the Coast Guard's closure order.

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By Professional Mariner Staff