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A tow switching barges pulls an empty barge alongside one filled with soybeans at an Archer Daniels Midland grain river terminal along the Mississippi River in Sauget, Ill. Several states are involved in a war over water use on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.

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Drought revives old water war among river states

The water wars are raging again in America's heartland, where drought-stricken states are pleading for the increasingly scarce water of the Missouri River — to drink from their faucets, irrigate their crops and float the barges that carry billions of dollars of agricultural products to market.

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