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ACF Water Battle in Court – – in Maine

The "Water Wars" between the states of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia have been ongoing three decades without resolution.  The dispute is over how much water each state is entitled to in both the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa (ACT) and the Apalachilcola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basins.  The more contentious of the two has been the ACF with the latest round [...]

2017-06-21T12:13:01+00:00 November 1st, 2016|

USDOT Awards Grants for Five COB Projects

From Workboat magazine: Creative Commons photo by Bjoertvedt The US Department of Transportation has announced that it has awarded $4.85 million in grants to six Marine Highway projects along the waterways of 17 states and the District of Columbia. The goal of the Maritime Administration’s Marine Highway Program is to expand the use of our [...]

2016-10-28T12:45:25+00:00 October 28th, 2016|

Drought Lingers

Drought conditions in the Southeast continue, especially for northern Georgia, northern Alabama, southeastern Tennessee, and the western parts of South and North Carolina.  The Climate Prediction Center of the National Weather Service sees drought conditions persisting over a large part of that area through December with some relief around the edges as winter sets in.  [...]

2016-10-13T14:02:20+00:00 October 13th, 2016|

PACE Blog: Brexit presents economic opportunity for U.S. wood energy exports

Alabama's forestry industry is a major economic asset for the state and fast coming to the forefront is the export of wood energy products, such as wood pellets, which are derived from low-grade wood fiber byproducts like sawdust or other mill residue as well as the thinning of fast-growing trees within managed forests.  These pellets [...]

2017-01-23T10:21:10+00:00 August 2nd, 2016|

Port of Greater Baton Rouge Using Containers on Barge

Containers on Barge (COB) has been long touted as one of the ways movement of goods on our inland waterways can be made efficient, safely, and environmentally friendly.  Read this article from the Inland Rives Ports and Terminals on how the Port of Greater Baton Rouge has instituted a service in which empty containers are accepted [...]

2017-01-23T10:21:10+00:00 July 29th, 2016|

Waterways have excess capacity to move cargo

A July 23 article from the The Vicksburg Post describes how the the nation is not using the capacity available on our inland waterways to move freight, and, as a result we are not seizing an opportunity to reduce the ever-increasing congestion on our roads and railways.  The article naturally focuses on the main stem channels of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, [...]

2017-01-24T12:21:41+00:00 July 25th, 2016|

Enjoy Alabama’s State Parks This Summer

Image above is the Logo of ADCNR Newsletter - July 2016 Alabama's State Parks system has seen its ups and downs over the past few years, but the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is making a major effort to modernize the facilities and bring out the natural beauty of these sites.   We as citizens [...]

2016-07-15T15:41:04+00:00 July 15th, 2016|

German Auto Supplier to invest $37.9 million and create 235 jobs in Montgomery

Officials break ground on new auto supplier plant   (Image: Alabama News Center) The following article taken from Yellowhammer News announces a German auto supplier has broken ground in Montgomery's Industrial Park on an investment of $37.9 million, promising 235 jobs.  The plant is the first North American facility for  Gerhardi Kuntstofftechnik, headquartered in Ludenscheid, Germany, and will produce radiator grilles, handles, [...]

2017-01-23T10:21:10+00:00 July 13th, 2016|

Lack of Rain Invokes Drought Plan

Alabama Power Company has issued a notice that below-average rainfall over the last few months is triggering the Alabama-ACT Drought Response Operating Plan (ADROP).  Beginning Monday, June 27, flow releases from the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers into the Alabama River will be reduced by 10% from 4,640 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 4200 cfs. "Rainfall over [...]

2016-06-24T11:23:24+00:00 June 24th, 2016|

USS Montgomery (LCS 8) Christened, to be Commissioned in September

The US Navy's newest littoral combat ship, the USS Montgomery, was recently christened and, in an announcement at a press conference on May 12, we learned the craft will be commissioned on September 10 in Mobile.  Click here for more information.

2016-05-16T13:42:22+00:00 May 16th, 2016|