THE U.S. DEEPWATER PORT DREDGING PROGRAM: A SURVEY OF PROGRESS

Following the passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986, the private dredging contractors in the United States have been in the forefront of the move to deepen U.S. ports. The need for deeper channels has affected ports across the nation as the shipping industry has turned to more efficient, deeper draft vessels. The passage of the Water Resources Development Act and Congressional action in 1988 on a new $1.6 billion waterways bill are important steps taken to meet this need and modernize the U.S. waterway system. This article presents the results of a survey of Corps of Engineers divisions and districts and of U.S. port authorities concerning the status of the U.S. Deepwater Port Dredging Program. It details developments in twelve locations throughout the country.

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  • Accession Number: 00656005
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM