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All -- worst drought seen American over fifty years.
-- almost 200 shipping -- now along Mississippi River as -- heat dries up the midwest most active shipping lane Jeff law.
Is down by the river in -- north Iowa with more Jeff.
I wish that was me walking on water Dennis but I'll tell you that is how bad it's gotten here along the Mississippi there are spots that are now visible that we're not visible before are people actually help there.
On sand bars in the Mississippi fission out there which is pretty incredible ordeal latest on that barge blockade -- in Greeneville.
Let's put the latest -- -- -- the river has been reopened to traffic bought.
With restrictions they are now dredging an eleven mile stretch of the Mississippi near Greenville they're letting northbound traffic through during the day and -- at night.
I've got to Larry -- with me from Alter logistics and what those restrictions likely to -- Well they'll -- is.
Related to the draft how deep the barges are allowed to be in the water.
As well as that possibly the number of barges that can be on a boat.
Can't string -- managed to together right and sometimes it just becomes a ratio horsepower to tonnage.
But it would effectively what it does is limit the amount of barges that you could put on -- -- vote for example let's a corn -- it's it's set right out there off offshore here.
Now that's not loaded it also its real high up in -- water if that was loaded it would be -- -- water correct.
That's right you'd only have about two -- of that.
Three board showing.
Right now you gad about eleven feet of that report showing.
I would go nine feet down in the water got you you know which we look at a lot of traffic up and down this Mississippi 60% of our.
Of our grains get shipped up and down in fact this facility where right here.
This is where -- -- grain with this this huge shift -- -- this is a grain elevator.
-- and Sheryl that you see out here this is typically loading.
Plane on and you just can't flat out load as much grain when the water level gets low that means -- revised up pay more somehow Cheryl.
All right Jeff thank you very much that of course is affecting many businesses and.
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