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Lack of rainfall and snow in the Northern State during a very mild winter couple by the fact that now are experiencing.
Extreme drought conditions has translated into a shrinking Mississippi River and what does that mean it means slower barge traffic -- -- sections and much less cargo being transported to our marketplace.
Just this week nearly a hundred -- -- were backed up along an eleven mile stretch near Greenville Mississippi.
Traffic is now moving but intermittently but for months barges that had to take tons of weight off literally.
Just to -- up a couple inches here's the Mississippi governor.
We're concerned about our farmers trying to get that product along those barges out is very difficult because they have.
Very light loads because of the low water that we say.
Amazing and challenging situations here at the Mississippi River.
The river typically is at its lowest level in October so this could -- very long and challenging fall.
But and on a positive note let's talk about one silver lining to all this and that's fishing.
Fishermen report catching shiny trophy -- -- weighing in between thirty to eighty even a hundred pounds.
Ken Freeman -- Ken Freeman productions gave us these photographs he says the lower river levels means slower currents easier navigation.
And much better access to Wear these giants lit.
And we may see even larger catfish and Freeman is hosting his national turn in Clarksville Tennessee.
In Atlanta Elizabeth grant Fox News.
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