Reclaiming the Rivers

Marcario, John C.
August 2008
Sea Power;Aug2008, Vol. 51 Issue 8, p26
The article focuses on the challenges faced by the U.S. Coast Guard with its aids-to-navigation equipment. It says that the Coast Guard is facing problems with its river buoys that were missing after a flood, and discusses the usefulness of this equipment which are used for river navigation. However, it was discovered after a flood that some buoys were missing and some were found in forested areas, river dams, and even in parking lots after the flood receded.


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