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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed an extended dredging season and is bringing equipment in for seasonal maintenance and leave for the crew. The Corps Dredges Hurley and Potter completed dredging operations on the Middle Mississippi last week.
Dennis Wilmsmeyer, president of the Inland Rivers Ports and Terminals association, writes: We all know the cost effectiveness of barges and that a 15-barge tow carries the same amount of product as 225 rail cars or nearly 1,000 trucks in a far safer and less polluting manner. We certainly have the safest, most cost-effective and least polluting transportation mode, and we proudly share that with others. Why then is it so darn difficult to get ANY money directed toward maintaining or upgrading our locks and dams?