Safe Barging of Frack Wastewater from Pittsburgh to OH Begins Soon

Last December MDN brought you the exclusive news that barging of shale wastewater (produced water) had finally been approved by the U.S. Coast Guard and that it would begin during the first quarter of this year (see Barging Fracked Wastewater on Ohio River Approved! Starts in 1Q21). Don’t look now, but that fact finally appeared on…

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National Hurricane Preparedness Week: May 9 through May 15, 2021

Proclamation 10205 of May 7, 2021 In 2020, the United States experienced a record year for extreme weather, with an unprecedented 30 named storms in the Atlantic Basin alone. Twelve of these storms, six of which were hurricanes, made landfall in the United States. These storms and hurricanes unleashed their devastating power on the individuals……...

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NARCOG to begin inland port study

April 7, 2021: The Moulton Advertiser (full link below)   NARCOG to begin inland port study The North Central Alabama Regional of Governments (NARCOG) is planning a feasibility study for an inland port at possible sites in Lawrence, Morgan, Limestone and Cullman counties after the organization recently received a $65,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional…

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MORE FUNDING THIS YEAR FOR LOWER MISSOURI RIVER REPAIRS

March 15, 2021: Brownfield AG News for America The US Army Corps of Engineers says it has a lot more money to fix emerging navigation problems in the lower Missouri River this year. As flood waters receded last year, Colonel William Hannan with the Kansas  City district, tells Brownfield five-thousand structures emerged badly damaged, “As…

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MKARNS Waterway Launches 50 Years of Service in Oklahoma with Feb. 19 virtual event

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

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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Straight Talk with Sam: Investing in infrastructure

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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Corps increases flow on Missouri River

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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Virtual Industry Day for Contract Opportunities on the Missouri River

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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WI: Gov. Evers Announces More Than $6 Million In Harbor Assistance

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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