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Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:28 AM CST

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- All eyes are turned toward the tiny towns of Thebes and Grand Tower, Ill. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reported last week that two contractors named to remove rock pinnacles were expected to arrive at Thebes by Monday, December 17. A series of rock outcrops totaling approximately 6,700 cubic yards need to be removed to meet authorized Mississippi River width and depth requirements.

In response to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's concerns over traffic control issues in the mid-Mississippi region, the U.S. Coast Guard said it is developing plans to manage the flow of barge traffic ...

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