Since it was inaugurated in 2008, MarAd’s Small Shipyard Grant Program has awarded more than $226 million in a total of 216 grants. These grants help fund upgrades and expansions… Read More
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Few sources have put forward firm estimates of the total cost of the ongoing flooding on almost all major river systems, not to mention farmers’ fields. In April, the weather… Read More
The men and women who volunteer their time to serve on congressionally chartered boards in order to represent the interests of the inland navigation community are essentially taking on a… Read More
As expected, Corps commanding general Todd Semonite signed the Chief’s Report on the Brandon Road Recommended Plan for an array of carp-fighting measures and sent the proposal to Congress. As… Read More
The May 20 meeting of members of the Mid-America Regional Exam Center workgroup (MAREC) with top officials of the National Maritime Center was remarkable for several reasons. Chief among them… Read More
By Tom Waters The flood of 2019 has wreaked havoc in Missouri, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska. From Omaha to Kansas City, more than 100 breaches in levees allowed the Missouri… Read More
This letter to the WJ is to voice concerns as stakeholders and workers on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway (Tenn-Tom). After dramatic rains and runoff swept down the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway and triggered… Read More
I have long appreciated the high quality of WJ illustrations since it became routine to produce them digitally. Your April 22 edition is no exception. The news in that issue was… Read More
It’s already clear that the Floods of 2019 will collectively amount to one of the worst natural disasters ever faced by midwestern farmers and residents. The 12-month period from May… Read More