Last week, Market to Market reported slowdowns on the nation’s inland waterway system due to low river levels. However, ample rainfall over the past several days has reversed the problem, filling Midwestern rivers beyond capacity and creating a new set of headaches for Lock and Dam operators.
This week, Ohio River Lock and Dam 52 was, again, closed to all river traffic after a weekend of torrential rains raised water levels high enough to overstress parts of the facility. Army Corps of Engineers work teams constructed dikes to help manage river flows while boat crews used specialized equipment to help make repairs.
Army Corps officials expect traffic to begin moving by the end of the week.  
For Market to Market, I’m John Torpy