Close Quarters Navigation
Photo Credit: Lt. j.g. Colby Buchanan, U.S. Coast Guard
As levels on the Mississippi River drop, river depth decreases and the river banks recede, resulting in the fleeting areas (areas where barges are picked up and dropped off) move closer to the channel. This makes for tight quarters while vessels navigate the river.
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