Table 1-21 Geographic Distribution of U.S. Waterway Facilities,a 2000

Table 1-21
Geographic Distribution of U.S. Waterway Facilities,a 2000

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   Atlantic Gulf Pacific Great Lakes Inland Total
Deep Shallow Deep Shallow Deep Shallow Deep Shallow shallow Deep Shallow All
Commercial facilities 1,489 607 1,333 1,003 1,257 499 611 143 2,367 4,690 4,619 9,309
Cargo 810 225 808 438 624 210 393 70 1,676 2,635 2,619 5,254
Service 498 288 451 489 544 255 167 59 455 1,660 1,546 3,206
Unused 181 94 74 76 89 34 51 14 236 395 454 849
Lock sitesb 0 14 1 44 2 9 3 20 137 6 224 230
Lock chambersb 0 14 1 44 3 13 6 20 175 10 266 276

aWaterways deeper than 12 feet (except for the 14-15 foot portions of the Columbia and Snake rivers) are classified as deep draft.

bLocks owned and/or operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1999.

SOURCE: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Data Center Fact Card, available at http://www.wrsc.usace.army.mil/ndc/factcard.htm as of December 2001.

  • There are 9,309 commercial waterway facilities in the United States. Of these, 4,690 (about half) are considered deep-draft and 4,619 (the other half) are considered shallow-draft facilities.