Making Mississippi River deeper remains unknown—and unfunded—variable in local impact from Panama Canal expansion

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Ships transit through the Panama Canal near Panama City, Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Originally scheduled to be concluded in October 2014, the newly expanded Panama Canal will be inaugurated on June 26. The canal, which links the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, underwent an extensive renovation to allow modern, larger cargo ships through its locks. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
Originally scheduled to be concluded in October 2014, the newly expanded Panama Canal will be inaugurated on June 26. The canal, which links the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, underwent an extensive ren…

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