FORECAST OF FUTURE OHIO RIVER BASIN, WATERWAY TRAFFIC BASED ON SHIPPERS SURVEYS

This report to the Corps of Engineers describes one of three independent but complementary studies of future freight traffic on the Ohio River Basin Navigation System. Each of the studies considers existing waterborne commerce and develops a consistent set of projections of future traffic demands for all of the navigable waterways of the Basin. Each report contains information on past and present waterborne commerce in the Basin and projections by commodity group and origin-destination areas from 1975 to at least 1990. The three study projections, in conjunction with other analytical tools and system information, will be used to evaluate specific waterway improvements to meet short and long-term navigation needs. The output from these studies will serve as input to Corps' Inland Navigation Simulation Models to help analyze the performance and opportunities for improvement of the Ohio River Basin Navigation System. These data will be used in current studies relating to improvement of Gallipolis Locks, the Monongahela River, the Upper Ohio River, the Kanawha River, the Lower Ohio River, the Cumberland River and the Tennessee River, as well as other improvements.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Battelle Columbus Laboratories

    505 King Avenue
    Columbus, OH  United States  43201
  • Authors:
    • Collis, H
  • Publication Date: 1979-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 215 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00327632
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: DACW69-78-C-0059
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM