MKARNS Waterway Launches 50 Years of Service in Oklahoma with Feb. 19 virtual event The first wave of 50th Anniversary celebrations for the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System (MKARNS) is getting underway in Oklahoma! MKARNS 50th Anniversary Launch Friday, February 19 at 2:00 p.m. central time. https://video.ibm.com/channel/Hm7Htz2qeE4 The MKARNS itself officially turns 50 on June…

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2021 Missouri River Navigators Meeting on February 25, 2021 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Please note this year’s meeting will be by video conference only due to social distancing restrictions associated with COVID 19. You can access the meeting by clicking on the following link. WebEx: https://usace1.webex.com/meet/justin.w.hughes You do not need a WebEx account to…

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February 9, 2021: Maryville Forum Straight Talk with Sam: Investing in infrastructure The Mississippi River is more than just a river. The waterway connects North Missouri and the Midwest to the rest of America and the rest of the world. It’s estimated that roughly 60 percent of all grain that American farmers export is shipped…

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers increased releases in the Missouri River from the Gavins Point Dam in South Dakota from 17,000 cubic feet per second to 19,000 cfs at noon Friday. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers increased releases in the Missouri River from the Gavins Point Dam in South Dakota from 17,000 cubic…

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February 2, 2021: U.S. Army Corps, Kansas City District Join the KC District’s Bank Stabilization Navigation Program (BSNP) Team on February 3rd at 11am CST for a Virtual Industry Day as they provide an overview of upcoming work on the Missouri River. The work includes construction services to repair selected stone dikes and revetments (structures)…

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January 4, 2020: Trade and Industry Dev. (full link below) Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers announced grants for nine harbor maintenance and improvement projects in Wisconsin. The improvements will boost statewide economic development by promoting waterborne freight, harbor infrastructure, and passenger cruise facilities. “Wisconsin is fortunate to have a robust system of ports and harbors with……...

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It’s no secret how vital the Mississippi River is for soybean exports and agricultural transportation. But this mighty river can leave western Iowa farmers with little options for transporting their crop. Mike Steenhoek of the Soy Transportation Coalition tells “The State of Soy” what new opportunities on the Missouri River are ahead for western Iowa…

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October 5, 2020: U.S. Army Corps, Northwest Division (full link below) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled two virtual public meetings to discuss the current year’s operation of the Missouri River reservoir system and the planned operations for next year. The webinars will be at 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, November 2nd.…

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October 29, 2020: U.S. Army Corps, Rock Island District (full link below) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, announced that construction is complete and the Illinois Waterway locks have reopened to navigation after a series of extended, consolidated closures. With construction coming to an end at Dresden Island, Starved Rock and Marseilles…

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