Mississippi River needs more runoff

Mississippi River needs more runoff

The Executive Director of the Soy Transportation Coalition says the upper Midwest needs another major rain event to help improve water levels on the Mississippi River.

Mike Steenhoek tells Brownfield runoff from the slow-moving rain system nearly a month ago has already flowed into the Gulf of Mexico. “We’re back to water levels going down and, in many cases, we’re actually lower right now than we were at the same time last year, which last year was a historically low-water event.”

Steenhoek says barge companies are again limiting the amount of cargo to prevent barges from running aground. 


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