Corps' Mississippi River Plan Awaits Approval by Congress

Ichniowski, Tom
December 2004
ENR: Engineering News-Record;12/27/2004, Vol. 253 Issue 25, p12
Trade Publication
This article presents information related to developments in the Upper Mississippi River project. After more than a decade of study and a cost of more than $70 million, a huge Corps of Engineers plan to add new navigation locks and restore wildlife habitat on the Upper Mississippi River. Army Chief of Engineers Carl A. Streck signed his "chief's report" asking the U.S. Congress to authorize the first of an envisioned $8.3 billion, 50-year program. The long-term plan calls for $5.7 billion for environmental restoration and $2.6 billion for navigation, including seven new locks and extensions to five others.


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