Categories: Army Corps, Mississippi River, waterway, Illinois
|Topic:||Review of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Upper Mississippi-Illinois Waterway Restructured Feasibility Study: Interim Report|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Water Science and Technology Board
Transportation Research Board
Committee to Review the Corps of Engineers
Restructured Upper Mississippi River-Illinois Waterway Draft Feasibility
Tuesday, December 9, 2003
B329 Rayburn House Office Bldg. -- 10:30 a.m.
468 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. -- 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 10, 2003
346 Russell Senate Office Bldg. -- 2:00 p.m.
2318 Rayburn House Office Bldg. -- 3:30 p.m.
Review of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Upper Mississippi-Illinois Waterway Restructured Feasibility Study: Interim Report
An interim report from a committee reviewing the Army Corps' revised economic analysis of the need to improve navigation for barges on the river. A previous National Research Council committee said that a draft of the Army Corps' analysis focused too heavily on lock expansion as the only way to improve navigation, and neglected environmental considerations.
These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on December 11, 2003 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.