EDITORIAL: Against the current: Critical inland waterways fight for critical investments May 25, 2015 - The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) Most of the outbound freight is Iowa grain, 2.6 million tons of it, bound for New Orleans. The ASCE grades the current condition of the inland waterway system at a D-minus. Blum's 1st District and Loebsack's 2nd District are bordered by the Mississippi River, the nation's most important inland water route.
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