GREENVILLE, MISS. - Another barge grounding near Greenville, Miss., has closed the Mississippi River to shipping.
As of Sunday afternoon, 18 vessels were waiting to head north and 21 waited to head south. The river carries water from more than 40 percent of the United States. Widespread drought has starved it of rainwater, and the Army Corps of Engineers already had planned to close the river for 12 hours Monday for dredging near Baton Rouge, La.
- Associated Press