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gCaptain’s full coverage of the 2022 Mississippi River drought that is impacting shipping during peak harvest season.


Thursday, March 21, 2024
Barges make their way down the Mississippi River, where the water levels have reached historically record lows in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. October 23, 2022. Photo REUTERS/Karen Pulfer Focht
Shipping

Drought Threatens to Snarl Mississippi River Traffic for a Third Year

By Will Wade (Bloomberg) — The Mississippi River is at risk of bottlenecks for a third straight year as warm, dry spring weather and low winter

March 21, 2024
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Sunday, December 17, 2023
River at low levels because of drought
Weather

Rivers Are Threatened By More Than Climate Change

by Murray Scown, Lund University and Frances Eleanor Dunn, Utrecht University (TheConversation) Perilously situated between rising sea levels and pressures

December 17, 2023
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Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Stock photo of a barge on the Mississippi River
Shipping

Record-Low Water Levels on Mississippi River as Drought Conditions Expand

A combination of a warm October and worsening drought conditions in the Lower Mississippi Valley has caused water levels along parts of the Mississippi River

November 8, 2023
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Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Barges make their way down the Mississippi River, where the water levels have reached historically record lows in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. October 23, 2022. Photo REUTERS/Karen Pulfer Focht
Shipping

U.S. Wheat Exports Plunge as Mississippi River Dries Up

(Bloomberg) — American wheat shipments dropped to the lowest ever, hampered by a shrinking Mississippi River and competition from ample global grain

November 7, 2023
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Monday, October 2, 2023
The initial bargeload of 500,000 gallons arrived at the Port Sulphur Water Treatment Facility at approximately 7:00 pm Sunday, October 1, 2023. Photo: USACE New Orleans District
Environment

USACE Begins Barging Freshwater as Mississippi River Water Plants Turn Salty

(Bloomberg) — The drought that has led to low levels along the Mississippi River is now threatening the quality of drinking water. The river’s water

October 2, 2023
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Friday, September 29, 2023
Barges make their way down the Mississippi River, where the water levels have reached historically record lows in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. October 23, 2022. Photo REUTERS/Karen Pulfer Focht
Shipping

Mississippi River Near Historic Lows Putting Grain Exports at Risk

CHICAGO, Sept 29 (Reuters) – A key stretch of the lower Mississippi River dropped this week to within inches of its lowest-ever level and is

September 29, 2023
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Saturday, September 2, 2023
Barges make their way down the Mississippi River, where the water levels have reached historically record lows in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. October 23, 2022. Photo REUTERS/Karen Pulfer Focht
Shipping

Freight Rates Surge As Mississippi River Water Levels Drop

By Tarso Veloso (Bloomberg) –The cost to transport America’s harvest from the Midwest to the rest of the world is soaring as shrinking water

September 2, 2023
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Friday, July 14, 2023
Barges make their way down the Mississippi River, where the water levels have reached historically record lows in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. October 23, 2022. Photo REUTERS/Karen Pulfer Focht
Shipping

Mississippi, Ohio Rivers Drying Up for a Second Straight Year

By Brian K Sullivan (Bloomberg) — Water levels on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers are falling for a second straight year, raising the prospect of

July 14, 2023
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Monday, October 31, 2022
Barges make their way down the Mississippi River, where the water levels have reached historically record lows in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. October 23, 2022. Photo REUTERS/Karen Pulfer Focht
Shipping

Mississippi River Drought Is Pushing Soybean Shippers to Other Regions

By Michael Hirtzer (Bloomberg) — The shrinking Mississippi River has hobbled the most efficient channel for moving US soybeans onto world markets,

October 31, 2022
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Wednesday, October 26, 2022
An inland vessel passes a river bed that is almost dry due to low water levels of the Waal River in Nijmegen, Netherlands August 7, 2022. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw
News

Waterways And Lakes Are Evaporating Worldwide

The world’s rivers are evaporating and this could be devastating for our food supply, our cities, and our transportation. Inland barges are ten times

October 26, 2022
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Saturday, October 22, 2022
‘Serious’ Mississippi River Woes Prompts Limits In Key US Port
Shipping

‘Serious’ Mississippi River Woes Prompts Limits In Key US Port

By Kim Chipman (Bloomberg) –“Serious concerns” over critically low water levels in the Mississippi River system led port authorities to limit vessel

October 22, 2022
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Thursday, October 20, 2022
Stock photo of a barge on the Mississippi River
Shipping

Forecasted Dry Winter Unlikely to Save Mississippi River Shipping

By Karl Plume Oct 20 (Reuters) – Low water levels on the Mississippi River are likely to persist this winter as drier-than-normal weather is

October 20, 2022
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Thursday, October 13, 2022
Midwest Drought Points to Little Relief for Mississippi River Shipping
Shipping

Midwest Drought Points to Little Relief for Mississippi River Shipping

By Brian K. Sullivan (Bloomberg) — A drought is spreading across the US Midwest, drying up the Mississippi River and its tributaries that serve as a

October 13, 2022
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Wednesday, October 12, 2022
An inland tug and barges moves along a river under a bridge
Shipping

Barge Shipping Whack-a-Mole: Closures on Ohio River as Mississippi Bottleneck Improves

By Brian K. Sullivan, Joe Deaux and Michael Hirtzer (Bloomberg) — The Mississippi River isn’t out of the woods as falling water levels along its

October 12, 2022
Total Views: 4565

Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Stock photo of a barge on the Mississippi River
Shipping

U.S. Gulf Grain Exports Slowed by Low Mississippi River

By Karl Plume Oct 11 (Reuters) – U.S. crop exports at Louisiana Gulf Coast terminals were at their lowest level in nine years for the first

October 11, 2022
Total Views: 954

Monday, October 10, 2022
Mississippi River Barge Backup Eases as Closures Reopen
Shipping

Mississippi River Barge Backup Eases as Closures Reopen

By Victoria Cavaliere (Bloomberg) — A backup of more than 2,000 boats and barges on the Mississippi River is being cleared as two closures along the

October 10, 2022
Total Views: 3159

Saturday, October 8, 2022
Mississippi Barge Backup Stalls Millions of Tons of Cargo
Shipping

Mississippi Barge Backup Stalls Millions of Tons of Cargo

By Sophie Caronello (Bloomberg) Prolonged drought is jeopardizing waterborne trade along the Mississippi River, a basin that produces 92% of the

October 8, 2022
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Friday, October 7, 2022
Stock photo of a barge on the Mississippi River
Shipping

Grain Shippers Facing Mississippi River Drought Race Against Winter

By Joe Deaux, Michael Hirtzer and Kim Chipman (Bloomberg) Shippers struggling to move grains and fertilizer along a dried-up Mississippi River are also racing

October 7, 2022
Total Views: 2112

Thursday, October 6, 2022
mississippi shipping
Shipping

Mississippi River Drought Imperils Trade: Here’s Why

By Elizabeth Elkin, Will Wade and Michael Hirtzer (Bloomberg) — The Mississippi River is a vital US waterway that ferries key commodities between the

October 6, 2022
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Coast Guard: Dredging Underway to Reopen Section of Lower Mississippi River
Shipping

Coast Guard: Dredging Underway to Reopen Section of Lower Mississippi River

The U.S. Coast Guard has closed a section of the Lower Mississippi River for dredging. The river is closed near Stack Island, near Lake Providence, Louisiana,

October 6, 2022
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