dredging http://wwno.org en Port of New Orleans Unaffected By Low Mississippi River Levels http://wwno.org/post/port-new-orleans-unaffected-low-mississippi-river-levels <p>The Port of New Orleans is keeping a close eye on Mississippi River drought conditions to the north. So far, the port is conducting business as usual. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 25342 at http://wwno.org Maritime Businesses Say Mississippi River Clogging With Silt http://wwno.org/post/maritime-businesses-say-mississippi-river-clogging-silt <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c273ee3e5ee-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c273ee3e5ee-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c273ee3e5ee-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wwno/local-wwno-999534.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>A new study released at the Port of New Orleans says sediment in the Mississippi River is building up at rates that could severely clog commerce. Eileen Fleming reports maritime interests say more dredging is essential to the U.S. economy.</p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 02:28:35 +0000 Eileen Fleming 3511 at http://wwno.org