Table 1-16: Inland Waterway Mileage: 2008

Table 1-16: Inland Waterway Mileage: 2008

(Includes only the 39 states and the District of Columbia with inland waterways)

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State Miles
Alabama 1,270
Alaska 5,500
Arkansas 1,860
California 290
Connecticut 120
Delaware 100
District of Columbia 10
Florida 1,540
Georgia 720
Idaho 110
Illinois 1,100
Indiana 350
Iowa 490
Kansas 120
Kentucky 1,590
Louisiana 2,820
Maine 70
Maryland 530
Massachusetts 90
Minnesota 260
Mississippi 870
Missouri 1,030
Nebraska 320
New Hampshire 10
New Jersey 360
New York 390
North Carolina 1,150
Ohio 440
Oklahoma 150
Oregon 680
Pennsylvania 260
Rhode Island 40
South Carolina 480
South Dakota 80
Tennessee 950
Texas 830
Virginia 670
Washington 1,060
West Virginia 680
Wisconsin 230
United States, total 29,620

NOTES: Waterway mileages were determined by including the length of channels 1) with a controlling draft of nine feet or greater, 2) with commercial cargo traffic reported for 1998 and 1999, but 3) were not offshore (i.e., channels in coastal areas included only the miles from the entrance channel inward). Channels within major bays are included (e.g., Chesapeake Bay, San Francisco Bay, Puget Sound, Long Island Sound, and major sounds and straits in southeastern Alaska). Channels in the Great Lakes are not included, but waterways connecting lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway inside the United States are included. Approximately 4,300 miles are counted twice as several waterways are state boundaries.

SOURCE: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center, National Waterway Network, personal communication, May 4, 2010.