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Army Corps reopens Mississippi River lock in southeast Iowa after flooding closure

Had been the only flood-related lock closure after heavy rains last month

Mississippi River Lock No. 17 near Port Louisa, east of Wapello. (image via Wikipedia)
Mississippi River Lock No. 17 near Port Louisa, east of Wapello. (image via Wikipedia)

The Army Corps of Engineers reopened Mississippi River lock 17 in southern Iowa early on Wednesday, ending a five-day closure that had halted grain barge shipping though the area as the Midwest corn and soybean harvest accelerated.

The lock near New Boston, Illinois, had been the only flooding-related lock closure following excessive rains in the upper Midwest last month. Initially, National Weather Service forecasts suggested as many as three locks could close.

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