NEWS
From Too Much Ice to Too Much Water
Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst
Fri Jun 27, 2014 01:55 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- The Angela K moved 12 barges through Lake Pepin on Wednesday, April 16, officially opening the 2014 Upper Mississippi River shipping season and marking the latest start to a shipping season on record.

The late start was attributed to the unprecedented amount of ice covering the lake over the winter. Two months after the ice cleared, shipping was stalled as flood waters, due to a record amount of rainfall in Minnesota, closed Lock and Dam No. 1 located just north of the confluence of the Mississippi with the Minnesota River at Mississippi River mile 847.9, in Minneapolis.

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