Southern Illinois’ Len Small Likely To Fail Even If Repaired – Report Feb 5, 2020

🕔Feb 5, 2020
Alexander County sits near the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, at the southernmost tip of Illinois. The sparsely populated jurisdiction is perhaps best known for devastating floods resulting […]

Moving Grain: Several Locks Closing on Mississippi, Ohio Rivers Dec 19, 2019

🕔Dec 19, 2019
Several Locks Closing on the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers Multiple lock facilities are currently closed or plan to close before the end of the year to do repair work or […]

Moving Grain: Columbia River Barge Traffic Halted Sep 13, 2019

🕔Sep 13, 2019
Columbia River Barge Traffic Halted Until the End of the Month On September 5, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closed the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River due to […]

Moving Grain: Navigation Difficulties Slow Barge Traffic Aug 22, 2019

🕔Aug 22, 2019
Navigation Difficulties Slow Barge Traffic Total downbound barge traffic through the locking system of the Mississippi, Illinois, Ohio, and Arkansas rivers has decreased the last three weeks. Water levels have […]

Moving Grain: Floods Continue to Disrupt Barge Traffic May 30, 2019

🕔May 30, 2019
Floods Continue to Disrupt Barge Traffic On-going highwater conditions continue to disrupt barge traffic on most of the inland waterways. On the Upper Mississippi River there are multiple lock closures. […]

Moving Grain: Upper MS River Improves, Lower River Water Levels Rise May 16, 2019

🕔May 16, 2019
Upper Mississippi River Improves, while Water Levels Rise in the Lower River to New Orleans For the week ending May 11, high water conditions continued to disrupt grain barge movements. […]

Mississippi River Flood Stage – Barge Traffic 31% Lower Than 2018 – DTN Apr 29, 2019

🕔Apr 29, 2019
As the Mississippi River in St. Paul, Minnesota, began to move closer to minor flood stage around April 15, a snowstorm on April 11 — followed by heavy rains on […]

Field Crop Roundup – Tough Spring Alters Planting Prospects – DTN Apr 5, 2019

🕔Apr 5, 2019
This is the kind of spring that builds character. “We received 4.6 inches of rain in March,” said Illinois farmer John Werries. “The morning of April 1, it was 28 […]

Grain, Fertilizer Transportation: MS River Flooding Prevents Barge Movement – DTN Mar 21, 2019

🕔Mar 21, 2019
While the Upper Mississippi River (UMR) remains in winter hibernation, the rest of the river system is overflowing with excess water from snowmelt and recent rains. The flooding is preventing […]

Moving Grain: Minor Barge Traffic Delays Reported Dec 20, 2018

🕔Dec 20, 2018
Heading into Winter, Minor Grain Barge Traffic Delays Reported For the first half of December, ice accumulations have not been an issue on the Illinois River and lower portions of […]

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