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Mississippi River / Drought #1040248

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 02, 2013
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(Studio: Kate Snow) Report introduced.

(St. Louis: Kevin Tibbles) The increasing difficulty for barges to move on the Mississippi River due to the drought featured; scenes shown of operations in Thebes, Illinois. [US Army Corps of Engineers Mike RODGERS†- says we’ll be hitting record low water levels.] [AEP River Operations Marty HETTEL†- says it’s a major artery to the Gulf Coast.] [Tugboat operator George FOSTER – says we’re predicting to go lower than we are now.] [Waterways Council, Inc. Debra COLBERT†- notes 8,000 jobs will be impacted.]

Snow, Kate;
Tibbles, Kevin

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