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  • Trump budget proposes higher barge fees to finish Chickamauga lock, other projects Chattanooga Times/Free Press ...barge operators was raised by 9 cents a gallon to help pay for new locks, dams and other inland waterway improvements, President Trump is proposing that the barge industry pay even higher fees to pay for unfunded improvements, including the building of a new Chickamauga lock in Chattanooga. The White House budget plan unveiled Tuesday recommends a new, 10-year, $1.037 billion user fee to be paid by commercial operators on the inland waterways. The proposal for the higher fees is equal...
  • Chickamauga Lock gets $37 million for additional work this year Chattanooga Times/Free Press ...lock operating. The bigger lock will be able to handle six barges at a time, compared with only a single barge that can now fit in the smaller and narrower lock through the dam. The final version of the Fiscal year 2017 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill Congress adopted in April provided $6.038 billion to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- a record funding level in a regular appropriations bill. The bill made full use of the Inland Waterways Trust Fund revenues for water...
  • EDITORIAL: Right for the river The Augusta Chronicle The Corps is considering removing it entirely and replace it with a rock weir. Think of all the enterprises that are dependent on a thriving Savannah River and its reliable pool level. The Penobscot River Restoration Trust purchased the Howland Dam in 2010, and a fish passage was installed.
  • UMRA releases dates, time locks will be open The Dominion Post Bassmasters -- Seniors, Opekiska Pool of the Monongahela River Sept. 16, Mon County Bass Club, Cheat Lake Sept. 17, Cheat Lake Angler's Bass Club, Cheat Lake Sept. 19, West Virginia Bassmasters -- Seniors, Tygart Lake Sept. 23, Country Roads Bassmasters Tournament, Tygart Lake Oct. 1, Cheat Lake Angler's Bass Club, Tygart Lake Oct. 7, BASS Nation of WV, Opekiska Pool of the Monongahela River Oct. 8, BASS Nation of WV, Opekiska Pool of the...
  • BRIEF: Columbia, Snake dams go to summer recreation lock schedule Monday Tri-City Herald ...navigation locks on Columbia and Snake river dams will move to the summer schedule for recreational boats starting Monday. The schedule covers the Bonneville, The Dalles, John Day and McNary dams on the Columbia River and the Ice Harbor, Lower Monumental, Little Goose and Lower Granite dams on the Snake River. Recreational boats will have preference over commercial vessels to lock through dams going upstream at 9 a.m. and 12:01, 3, 6 and 9 p.m. and going downstream at 9:30 a.m.
  • LockFest on Allegheny River helps lower barriers for boaters The Valley News-Dispatch Bucks County is a distant second at an average of about 15,000. Those vessels are being joined by a growing number of unpowered craft, such as kayaks.
  • River meeting urges 'better solution' for Lock and Dam The Augusta Chronicle Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam and the pool of water in the Savannah River that Augusta relies on. An overflow crowd of more than 200 came to The Boathouse for the Save the Middle Savannah River meeting, including Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis, Augusta Commissioners Mary Davis and Ben Hasan, Georgia State Transportation Board member Don Grantham and former North Augusta Mayor Lark Jones. Years after federal legislation authorized repairing the lock and dam, but provided no funding,...
  • Salmon, hydropower both need Columbia River water: This year there's plenty, but conflict lies ahead The Seattle Times That's easy to do in high-water years such as this spring. So all the river water must pass as it arrives. Everything." As the water is spilled, it increases the dissolved gases.
  • Corps seeks public input on Lock and Dam The Augusta Chronicle ...by mail: Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Planning Division: ATTN Mr. Nathan Dayan 100 West Oglethorpe Ave. Savannah, GA 31401-3640 "The bottom line is that we intend to propose a cost-effective solution that addresses and balances the needs of all stakeholders, from local public to endangered species -- and taxpayers in general," said Russell Wicke, a Corps spokesman for the Savannah district. After the scoping step, the Corps will...
  • River meeting urges 'better solution' for Lock and Dam The Augusta Chronicle ...the Water Infrastructure Improvement for the Nation Act, which deauthorized the Lock and Dam and provided for a rock weir, a rock dam with channels for fish to pass through, that also preserves the pool. Savannah Riverkeeper Tonya Bonitatibus said that is important because it is the first time the pool has been federally protected and also transfers the Lock and Dam park to the City of Augusta, which would benefit south Augusta. But Robertson said that legislation was passed "over the...