Low Missouri River May Hurt Barge Transport

A tugboat pulls a barge on the Missouri River near Jefferson CIty. | Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.

Low water levels for the Missouri River this year will mean a smaller channel for barge transportation. Even with the anticipated March release of water from a dam in South Dakota, minimal channels on the Missouri are expected to be 100 feet narrower and a foot shallower than during periods with normal water levels.

This may mean barges will be unable to carry full loads down the river.

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