Silent battle on the Mississippi

Silent battle on the Mississippi

Catastrophe lurks with ongoing lack of funding for Corps maintenance of Mississippi River.

?TRANSPORTING bulk commodities on the U.S. inland waterways is one of the most efficient modes of transportation, but maintenance of the Mississippi River's locks and dams is a major factor in providing a safe and dependable river navigation channel for water transport.

Rob Davinroy, chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Applied River Engineering Center in St. Louis, Mo., said most of the public is unaware that a silent battle is occurring rig

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