Energy and Water Appropriations Requests:
by Pacific NW Waterways Association
Columbia Snake River System Inland Navigation
Barging on the Columbia Snake River system carries 10-12 million tons of cargo worth $1.5-2 billion annually. Barging feeds 50% of the wheat exports and 25% of the containers handled at the Lower Columbia ports.
FY2010 note: The Portland and Walla Walla Districts have collaborated to produce a long-term major maintenance plan for the inland navigation projects on the Columbia Snake River System. This planned work will take place from FY2010 to FY2017. The increased needs reflected in PNWA's FY2010 requests correspond to the critical nature of this work. If the Corps is not provided funding in a timely manner, lock outages and system unavailability could increase, affecting the economic well-being of farmers, shippers, ports and those who rely on the river system.
|Operations & Maintenance||FY2008||FY2009 Omnibus||PNWA
|Bonneville Lock & Dam||14,040,000||8,995,000||31,916,000|
|The Dalles Lock & Dam||3,680,000||7,143,000||16,154,000|
|John Day Lock & Dam||4,366,000||7,143,000||20,071,000|
|McNary Lock & Dam||5,283,000||4,811,000||22,399,000|
|Ice Harbor Lock & Dam||3,748,000||4,624,000||16,109,000|
|Lower Monumental Lock & Dam
including major maintenance plans & specs
|Little Goose Lock & Dam||1,357,000||2,191,000||14,840,000|
|Lower Granite Lock & Dam||3,649,000||5,921,000||12,968,000|
bluefish finds worthy of note this excerpt near the end of Senate Report 110-416 - ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2009
Lower Monumental Lock and Dam, Washington and Oregon- The Committee recommends no funding for this new start recommended by the administration in the O&M account. The Committee believes it to be imprudent to initiate the major rehabilitation report that would be cost shared in the Inland Waterway Trust Fund when construction work has to be curtailed due to the funding shortfalls in the Inland Harbor Trust Fund. The Committee believes this project should not be initiated until the revenues have been enhanced for the Inland Waterway Trust Fund.
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