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Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst
Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:04 PM CST

The year is ending with a bang weather-wise as heavy rains and snow over the past week are causing extensive flooding along the Mississippi River and its tributaries, creating a real headache for the nation's river transportation system. The massive flooding, which usually occurs in spring, is plaguing the entire U.S. river system this winter.

"The weekend after Christmas was indeed a washout in the Mississippi and Ohio River valleys," said DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist Bryce Anderson. "Rainfall of from 5 to 10 inches inundated much of Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky and Indiana, with some local totals exceeding 12 inches. ...

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