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The McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System

The McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System averages 12 million tons of commodities shipments annually. Based on prices obtained from Institute for Water Resources and the National Agricultural Statistics Service/USDA, the value of these commodities averages from $2 to $3 billion per year.

The 445-mile navigation channel begins at the confluence of the White and Mississippi Rivers and proceeds one-half mile upstream on the White River to the Montgomery Point Lock and Dam. From there the channel proceeds nine miles upstream on the White River to the man made Arkansas Post Canal, and then nine miles through the canal to the Arkansas River.

The McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System averages 12 million tons of commodities shipments annually. Based on prices obtained from Institute for Water Resources and the National Agricultural Statistics Service/USDA, the value of these commodities averages from $2 to $3 billion per year.

The McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System crosses the state of Arkansas into Oklahoma traversing the state until it reaches the confluence of the Arkansas and Verdigris River where the navigation channel follows the Verdigris River terminating fifty-one miles upstream at the Port of Catoosa, near Tulsa, Oklahoma.

SWD Commander visits Truscott Brine Lake

By Preston Chasteen

Tulsa District Commander, Col Christopher Hussin along with the staff at Truscott Brine Lake provide Southwestern Division Commander, BG Paul Owen with a project update Nov 28, near Truscott, Texas. 

Truscott Brine Lake is a part of the Red River Chloride Control Project, which was designed to reduce chloride contamination of the Red River.  Salt water from the South Fork of the Wichita River is pooled up using an inflatable dam is pumped through a 22-mile pipeline into Truscott Lake which is totally contained with no means of discharging water. The surface area is large enough that it evaporates as much water as is being pumped into the lake.

Tulsa District Commander, Col Christopher Hussin along with the staff at Truscott Brine Lake provide Southwestern Division Commander, BG Paul Owen with a project update Nov 28, near Truscott, Texas. Truscott Brine Lake is a part of the Red River Chloride Control Project, which was designed to reduce chloride contamination of the Red River. Salt water from the South Fork of the Wichita River is pooled up using an inflatable dam is pumped through a 22-mile pipeline into Truscott Lake which is totally contained with no means of discharging water. The surface area is large enough that it evaporates as much water as is being pumped into the lake.