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In 2019, 514.9 million tons of waterborne cargo transited America's inland waterways, a volume equal to roughly 14% of all intercity freight.  These products, valued at $134.1 billion were shipped on the portions of our inland waterways system that generate revenue for capital improvements by a fuel user fee on commercial vessels.  Much of that tonnage travels through some of the 219 locks at 176 sites on the inland waterways system.


The average age of these locks is over 60 years, and 70% of America's locks have exceeded their intended design life.


$16 in annual net economic benefits to the nation are generated by the Corps of Engineers’ Civil Works Mission for every $1 expended.

(Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Corps Work Plan: 'A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood'

January 21, 2022   The Waterways Journal

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State of the Waterways 2022

January 21, 2022   The Waterways Journal

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Corps releases $23 billion fiscal (sic) 2022 work plan

January 20, 2022   Workboat

WCI Note: the Infrastructure package was released yesterday, not the FY23 workplan, which is under normal Appropriations 

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Historic Investment to Repair Nation's River Infrastructure

January 19, 2022   National Corn Growers Association

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