Drought leads to dispute over river water

December 6, 2012 | 6:18 p.m. CST
A tow switching barges pulls an empty barge alongside one filled with soybeans on Nov. 28 at an Archer Daniels Midland Company grain river terminal along the Mississippi River in Sauget, Ill. Officials from across the country have written to President Barack Obama in a dispute about whether water from the Missouri River’s upstream reservoirs should be released.

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