Issue 308 �����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������August 1, 2008

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PNWA participates in IWUB visit to Walla Walla



PNWA participates in IWUB visit to Walla Walla

PNWA was pleased to participate in the 58th meeting of the Inland Waterways Users Board in Walla Walla, WA this week.The Inland Waterways Users Board is an industry advisory committee that makes recommendations to the Administration and Congress regarding inland navigation construction and major rehabilitation projects.The eleven-member board represents all geographic areas on the fuel-taxed inland waterways system of the United States.The Pacific Northwest has one seat on the board, currently held by Jerry Grossnickle of Bernert Barge Lines.


On Wednesday, the Walla Walla District of the Corps provided the IWUB members with a comprehensive tour of Lower Monumental Lock and Dam (LoMo).Replacement of the downstream lock gate at LoMo is an IWUB-supported project, and is strongly supported by PNWA.During the ride to LoMo, Kristin Meira of PNWA made a presentation regarding the Columbia Snake River System, highlighting the multiple purposes of the river system.Special mention was made of the importance of navigation and hydropower to the region, and that each project must be kept functioning in order to reap the full benefits from the system.We also arranged for five PNWA stakeholder experts to be present for the tour, and serve as resources for the IWUB members who had questions regarding our river system.


On Wednesday evening, PNWA hosted a reception for IWUB members, Corps officials, and PNWA members at Three Rivers Winery in Walla Walla.We would like to thank Port of Morrow, Shaver Transportation, Tidewater Barge Lines, Port of Whitman County, Northwest Grain Growers, Port of Clarkston, and Bernert Barge Lines for their assistance in sponsoring this very successful event.


Pacific Northwest Waterways Association