This Dec. 5, 2012 photo provided by The United States Coast Guard 

This Dec. 5, 2012 photo provided by The United States Coast Guard shows activity in the port of Saint Louis, one of America's busiest ports, which sees large amounts of coal, petroleum-products, and agricultural goods on a daily basis. In a letter obtained by The Associated Press Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, Army Assistant Secretary Jo-Ellen Darcy, a top Army Corps official, turned back requests by federal lawmakers and the barge industry to release more of the Missouri River it is withholding, believing the drought-starved Mississippi River the Missouri feeds still will remain open to shipping despite mounting concerns. (AP Photo/United States Coast Guard, Colby Buchanan)
Associated Press
This Dec. 5, 2012 photo provided by The United States Coast Guard shows activity in the port of Saint Louis, one of America's busiest ports, which sees large amounts of coal, petroleum-products, and agricultural goods on a daily basis. In a letter obtained by The Associated Press Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, Army Assistant Secretary Jo-Ellen Darcy, a top Army Corps official, turned back requests by federal lawmakers and the barge industry to release more of the Missouri River it is withholding, believing the drought-starved Mississippi River the Missouri feeds still will remain open to shipping despite mounting concerns. (AP Photo/United States Coast Guard, Colby Buchanan)
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