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Hundreds of Barges Stalled as Floods Hinder Midwest Supplies

Hundreds of barges are stalled on the Mississippi River, clogging the main circulatory system for a farm-belt economy battered by a relentless, record-setting string of snow, rainstorms and flooding. Railways and highways have been closed as well, keeping needed supplies …

Mississippi Floodway May Be Opened for Just 3rd Time in History

A major barrier that keeps the Mississippi River in its current path may be opened for just the third time in its history, potentially flooding a large part of rural Louisiana and affecting refineries in the region. Rising river levels …

High Water Damages Oregon’s Coast Range Roadway

One victim of the recent storms in Oregon is a stretch of road in the Coast Range expected to be bypassed by the state’s most expensive highway project. High water in the Yaquina River eroded the foundation of U.S. Highway …