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Mississippi River rock blasting on hold

December 20, 2012

For now, anyway.  Excavation barges seem to be doing the trick according to Army Corps of Engineer spokesman Mike Peterson.  Rock excavation is expected to take 30 to 45 days.  Barge traffic on the river will continue to be delayed during this time.  However, Peterson points out the “benefit of the extraordinarily low river level is the ability to clean out the bottom of the river. Work being done now will prove beneficial if the drought persists”.  READ THE AP STORY FROM CBS AFFILIATE KMOX ….

Image courtesy of Army Corps of Engineers

Image courtesy of Army Corps of Engineers

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