The inland waterway system of the United States, like much of its infrastructure, is in critical need of expansion and repair. Many of the inland waterway lock and dam facilities are major constraints to navigation due to increased traffic and facility deterioration, resulting in costly delays. Because funds for lock and dam improvements are extremely limited, comprehensive analysis methods are needed to ensure efficient allocation of resources among the many proposed improvement projects. The interdependence of locks and dams, though, is often overlooked or they are treated as separate entities. An analysis procedure is needed that considers the interdependencies between locks when they are given funding priority. This paper presents a method for calculating the delays of a set of interdependent locks. By incorporating interdependencies into benefit calculations of lock-improvement projects, a more complete evaluation of improvement priorities can be determined.


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  • Accession Number: 00712811
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1995 12:00AM