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Rivers on the Rise
Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst
Fri Jun 20, 2014 03:00 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Wet weather is affecting grain transportation on land as trains must slow down on tracks covering marshy ground and on waterways as water levels rise.

Heavy and record rainfalls in Minnesota have caused all rivers and tributaries to spill over, closing roads along the way and flooding fields and homes. River levels in the Upper Mississippi River District have been fluctuating the past week and on June 16, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, closed three Minneapolis locks to commercial navigation. According to USDA's weekly Grain Transportation report on June 19, "This is the ...

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