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Weather / Drought #1038127

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 07, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Drought map shown.

(St. Louis: Seth Doane) The impact of the drought on the Mississippi River and barge traffic featured; scenes shown of the Coast Guard repositioning buoys to steer traffic away from the shallows, dredging operations by the Army Corps of Engineers, stranded barges; details given about the argument over diverting water from the Missouri River. [Barge operator Mark FLETCHER – notes shippers will charge more for making more trips with lighter loads.] [Corps of Engineers Col. Chris HALL – says we are in the beginning of the drought.]

Pelley, Scott;
Doane, Seth

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