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River could pose threat to businesses

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(WMC-TV) – Memphis businesses and utilities that rely on barges have been warned. Disruptions could be "rolling down the river."

It all depends on how the Missouri River is managed during this dry period.

Water from that river is a big source of water for the Mississippi River.

Commercial navigation between St. Louis and Cairo, Illinois could be affected for up to three months.

Experts say November rain typically helps when it is dry, but that is not the case this year.

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