Corps: Climate change, rise in farming, manufacturing, spur need for stronger infrastructure

  • by: ADRIAN SAINZ , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 19, 2014 - 9:10 PM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Higher-capacity ports, expanded locks and dams and other infrastructure improvements are needed in the Mississippi River Watershed to allow its waterways to handle shipping demands caused by higher agriculture, oil and natural gas production and manage climate change effects, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official said Tuesday.

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