Mariners want better management of Missouri River’s water flows

(KENNER, La.) — The towboat industry says it want better management of the Missouri River dams to ensure that the water level stays high enough for river commerce, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported. Navigation shutdowns due to low water are costly to the economy, industry representatives testified as an Army Corps of Engineers hearing. Mariners suffered through a 15-day shutdown of traffic in 2003.
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By Professional Mariner Staff