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Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst
Fri Jul 11, 2014 04:51 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Conditions are improving for barge freight on the upper Mississippi River, but downstream problems remain an issue.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, reopened its three Minneapolis locks to commercial navigation Saturday, July 5, when flows dropped below 40,000 cfs. "So far this navigation season, the three Minneapolis locks, have been closed to commercial navigation four times, totaling 47 days," said the USACE. "Commercial traffic at these locks is shut down at 40,000 cfs."

Barges that were parked down river of the closure near Minneapolis were placed for loading at river terminals in St. ...

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