Lower Miss. River Levels Improving
Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst
Mon May 4, 2015 11:57 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Water levels on the nation's major rivers are slowly beginning to fall, resulting in better conditions for barge traffic, according to reports.

On Monday, May 3, the Ohio River at Cairo was at 35.3 feet, which is down from the level of 42.4 feet on April 28 (flood stage is 40 feet). It is expected to drop below 32 feet by midweek. The drop in high water has allowed barges to return to normal traffic speeds and has allowed empties to reach grain terminals that had been stalled from loading out grain.

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