- WCI supports increasing the budget for O&M by $100 million
- Adequate dredging is critical to support authorized channel widths and depths to ensure the reliability of commercial operations
- Controlling costs through hours of operation and right-sizing the work force is important, but efforts to cut costs should not merely mean transferring the cost to industry through delays
While funding in constant dollars for Operations & Maintenance (O&M) on America’s inland navigation system had remained flat for decades, Congress has begun to address the shortfall in the last four appropriations, with increases in FY ’14 – ’15 and record funding for O&M in FY ’16 and ’17.
Funding Chart Here
While the private sector constantly innovates its operations, our 21st century economy relies on 1930s technology for our lock and dam infrastructure.
- Waterways Council, Inc. Posts Corps’ 2016 Revetment Sinking Operations Schedule (September 1-November 23)
2016 Schedule Here
- Waterways Council, Inc. Reacts to ASCE 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure
WCI Press Release
- On October 7, 2011, a 280-foot section of the Lockport Wall in Illinois collapsed into the river. Watch this video and understand more about the degradation of our nation’s lock and dam infrastructure.
Securing the Nation’s Future Through Water
- Rochester Dam scheduled to get $3 million in repairsOct 15, 2017 - Messenger-Inquirer
- WVDEP opposes power projects at locks, damsOct 8, 2017 - The Dominion Post
- Aging dams, construction downstream impacts Owensboro RiverportOct 2, 2017 - Messenger-Inquirer
- Take Me to the River: America’s Oldest Transport Network Needs Some Attention Oct 16, 2017 -
- Rochester Dam scheduled to get $3 million in repairs Oct 15, 2017 - Messenger-Inquirer
- Port strikes a deal with Corps of Engineers Sep 30, 2017 - Muskogee Phoenix