Montgomery Point Lock and Dam Entrance to the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System

by R. Chris Hicklin, U.S. Army Engineer District, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Optimizing the Resources for Water Management


The McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System has experienced a steady and positive increase in use. However, in the last 10 years changing conditions along the Mississippi River have caused a loss in the reliability of the system. The Montgomery Point Lock and Dam study has determined that the only engineering solution to the problem is a lock and dam at the entrance to the system. The impact of the lock and dam is a vital concern since the geographic area has considerable environmental importance. Additional problems dealing with dredged material disposal and the determination of economic feasibility of the proposed project are also significant concerns.

Subject Headings: Locks (dam) | Navigation (waterway) | River systems | Locks (waterway) | Rivers and streams | Dredged materials | Economic factors | System reliability | Arkansas | Mississippi River

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