Nixon presses federal government not to reduce Missouri River flow

November 13, 2012 | 5:51 p.m. CST
Two barges head north on the Mississippi River past St. Louis on Monday, as seen from East St. Louis, Ill. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and the barge industry are pressing the federal government to take steps to keep enough water flowing on the drought-ridden Missouri and Mississippi rivers to avert a potential "economic disaster," given the Mississippi's importance as a commerce corridor.

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