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Chickamauga Lock closes for Maintenance

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 28, 2014) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District closed Chickamauga Lock to all navigation traffic yesterday after a routine inspection revealed that the anchorage of the upper gate requires immediate repair.  The closure is expected to last approximately three weeks. Chickamauga Lock is owned by the Tennessee Valley Authority but […]

WCI Applauds WRRDA Passage

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

http://waterwayscouncil.org/featured/waterways-council-inc-welcomes-wrrda-passage/ Arlington, VA – Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) today celebrated the passage of the Water Resources Reform Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014, containing major recommendations of the Capital Development Plan (CDP*). WCI urges the President to sign the bill into law. The conference agreement passed the House on Tuesday by an overwhelming 412-4 vote. Today’s […]

Fleischmann Letter to Secretary Darcy

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Article appearing in the Chattanooga Times Free Press January 30, 2014:   Congressional backers of a new lock at the Chickamauga Dam hope they have given the Army Corps of Engineers the keys to unlock the stalled $698 million project. Led by U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Chattanooga, the entire Tennessee delegation in the U.S. House […]

Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Tomorrow, the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to debate and vote on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2013. Today, acting on a request by TRVA, Representatives Mo Brooks (AL-5) and Robert Aderholt (AL-4) offered a WRRDA amendment to “Prevent any interbasin transfer of water that could result in the introduction […]

AGLCA Members Gather on the Tennessee River

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Members of the American Great Loop Cruisers Association are gathering at the Joe Wheeler State Park on the Tennessee River, for their Annual Fall Rendezvous. Loopers are boaters who travel an up to 7,500 mile route on America’s rivers, lakes, and waterways. They return each year to Rogersville, AL on the Tennessee in October to […]

The TRVA 47th Annual Meeting noticed by CQ/Roll Call

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

The TRVA 47th Annual Meeting in Nashville yesterday, generated interest in Washington today: CQ Roll Call Executive Transportation Briefing, October 9: Roiling the Inland Waterways. There was a regional conference earlier this week in Nashville of various stakeholders along the inland rivers — barge operators and shippers, levee groups, etc. — and word is some […]

TRVA 47th Annual Meeting Agenda

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Monday October 7, 2013 9:00 AM Golf Outing at The Hermitage Golf Course 4:00 PM TRVA Board of Directors Meeting at The Union Station Hotel 5:00 PM Early Arrivals Reception at The Union Station Hotel 6:30 PM Boarding for The Time Jumpers Show at 3rd and Lindsley 11:30 PM Return to The Union Station Hotel […]

Registration Info for 47th TRVA Annual Meeting

Friday, August 16th, 2013

2013 ann mtg invite 2 Planning is almost complete for the TRVA 2013 Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. The Union Station Hotel http://www.unionstationhotelnashville.com/ will host the event on October 7-8, 2013. A golf outing will be held on Monday October 7 followed by a Board of Directors Meeting and an Early Arrivals Reception overlooking the […]

Fleischmann Hopeful for Chickamauga

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann said on Wednesday August 14, 2013, that he sees an opening this year to pass a House bill to fund the restart of work on Chickamauga lock’s replacement. The Tennessee Republican said House Speaker John Boehner told him last week that plans are to work on a bill this fall that […]

Senate Passes WRDA Legislation…On to the House

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

May 15, 2013 WCI Press Release: Today Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) expresses its gratitude to Senate Environment & Public Works Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Ranking Member David Vitter (R-LA) for their collaborative efforts to draft, manage and pass a long-overdue Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), S. 601. WCI is also especially grateful for the […]