Stakeholders and politicians are blaming the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for its inflexibility in operating the Missouri River, when a change could help avoid a potential shutdown of Mississippi River navigation routes by mid-December, they say.
“It’s an economic crisis on the Mississippi that impacts the entire Midwest economy and can ripple into a huge national problem,” said Tom Waters, president of the Missouri River Levee and Drainage District Association.
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