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Posted on 08/31/2005 12:44:34 AM PDT by prisoner6
Has anyone heard the status of navigation on the lower Mississippi in the wake of Katrina? Several of my friends in news claim they have >unconfirmed< reports that river navigation is impossible now...could take several weeks, maybe months before things begin to get back to normal...will have HUGE impact on the economy.
Annyone else have similar, confirmable reports?
My husband works for USACE - I will ask him tomorrow after he gets off work as he will know something by then. But you could try looking up the USACE website through google for details on the rivers condition at anytime you need to know.
to get you closer to what you looking for...
I have been trying to hunt down the exact URL online for you. Hubby works in the St. Louis district and they keep this daily info online but I am not sure if they do it for the New Orleans District.
try here also -
click the New Orleans district on the map to the left.
You also can call the one of the Locks north of New Orleans and ask them. You could call now or in the morning - there is always someone at the locks 24 a day operating them.
map to the RIGHT.
don't be afraid to call them and ask - just pick a lock close enough but north of the area - goodnight
By Tim Mclaughlin
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
(KRT) - ST. LOUIS - The lower Mississippi River remained closed Monday after Hurricane Katrina tossed empty barges, destroyed navigation markers and possibly re-channeled parts of the waterway, the Coast Guard and a river industry group reported.
It may take barge operators and the Coast Guard several days to several weeks to determine the brunt of the storm's damage. The Mississippi River plays a vital role in America's export economy because farmers rely on the waterway as a cheap source of transportation to ship their goods to New Orleans. That besieged city serves as a jumping-off point for overseas shipments. Fortunately, peak grain shipments don't begin until October.
EXCERPT...Wasn't sure and didn't have time to check if this is on "The List"...the rest is here... St Louis Dispatch
Thanks for the report.
Here is the URL you want - it seems to be down right now (which it should not be - so they may just be updating it right now)
It won't take them long to clear it up - they know how important the waterway is. Hubby says he expects the USACE to start asking people in other USACE districts to go down and work in the area. He says he will go as soon as they put word out they are looking for people and that notice could be as early as today.
Ddd you notice this got posted 2x in General? How'd I do that we wonders...
This is an example of what I was trying to lead you to but in the New Orleans District - this is from the St. Louis District.
Now I am really head for the bed this time.
I don't forsee any river navigation down that way in the near future.