Transportation Outlook: Water
Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst
Thu Jan 14, 2016 08:58 AM CST

In 2016, the biggest issue for the aging river system will be ongoing and new repairs to some of the key lock and dam areas along the Mississippi, Ohio and Illinois rivers.

As 2015 ended, this became even more evident and critical. The U.S. river system was under siege: heavy rains caused massive flooding and added pressure to the aging water transportation network.

Flooding is unusual for this time of year, but the extreme weather systems that moved through Texas, up into the Midwest, and across the Ohio River Valley at the end of December brought on excessive rains, which ...

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