MULTI-PURPOSE WATERWAYS

Inland waterways developed for navigation are called upon to serve and meet the needs of an ever-increasing array of demands, users, and interests, thereby expanding the impact of the waterway, in terms of economic and physical aspects, far beyond commercial navigation. This ever-increasing list of demands can result in conflicts over how a system can best be operated, thus constraining the primary purpose for which the project was intended. These constraints can be in the form of specific issues directly related to the navigation purpose of the waterway, to the adjacent port or terminal, or to such issues as flood control, hydropower, fishery, recreation, environmental and water supply concerns. This paper discusses three primary aspects of multipurpose waterways: constraints related to the intermodal transportation of commodities related to ports and terminals; constraints related to the joint use of the water and the waterway by various users; and constraints related to accidents at locks.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conference paper
  • Authors:
    • Mellema, W J
    • Jacobs, M L
    • Lipinski, Martin E
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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 12p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00659498
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM