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  • Indus River Recon (1985) —This report was prepared for the U.S. State Department's Trade and Development Program as an initial assessment of the potential for navigation improvements on the Indus River, Pakistan. The study formulated and evaluated several concepts for navigation on the Indus River, provided an assessment of existing and probable alternative modes of transportation, forecast probable future traffic for the waterway, and estimated economic benefits likely to result from waterway investment. The effort also provided a study design, cost estimate and staffing plan for a more detailed feasibility study. The LRD study is the basis for feasibility investigations currently being pursued by the State Department
  • Inland Waterway Commerce (1988) —This study provided the State with a detailed database of waterway movements originating or terminating within West Virginia. Consultation and analysis of trends and linkages to State industries were also included. This information is used by State planners to manage and promote State navigation resources.
  • Inland Waterway commerce (1988) —This study provided the Commonwealth with a detailed database of waterway movements originating or terminating within Kentucky. Consultation and analysis of trends and linkages to State industries were also included. This information is used by State planners to manage and promote State navigation resources.
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  • Inland Waterway Commerce (1989) —This study provided the State with a detailed database of waterway movements originating or terminating within Ohio. Consultation and analysis of trends and linkages to State industries were also included. This information is used by State planners to manage and promote State navigation resources.
  • Commodity Flow Study (2001)
  • Panama Canal WAM Model (1993) —The LRD Navigation Planning Center assisted ORNL in the adaptation of the Waterway Analysis Model (WAM) to simulate the lock canal alternatives. The objective was to modify the WAM to more accurately represent the operation of the canal and locks, which involved changes in model logic, data structures, and analytic routines. A PC version of the modified WAM was developed and documentation sufficient to allow ORNL to understand and use the model was provided. A final deep-draft users manual of the WAM was completed in June 1993.
  • WAM Deep Draft Manual Users (1993)
  • Hidrovia Paraquay-Parana (1994) — Brown & Root, Inc. requested the technical assistance of the Corps of Engineers in conducting economic, environmental and engineering feasibility studies for the purpose of improving navigation conditions for the hydroway of the Paraquay and Parana Rivers. BRI was short-listed but later withdrew their bid.
  • Seine-Moselle Canal Proposal (1995) —Brown & Root, Inc. requested the technical assistance of the Corps of Engineers in conducting a preliminary study/design of an inland navigable canal between the Seine River in France and the Moselle River in Germany.
  • Seine-Moselle Canal Proposal (1995) —Brown & Root, Inc. requested the technical assistance of the Corps of Engineers in conducting a preliminary study/design of an inland navigable canal between the Seine River in France and the Moselle River in Germany.
  • HTW Site Inventory and Tracking System (1996) — ORSANCO requested help in identifying the source and exact nature of potential and detected releases of hazardous substances in the Ohio River Basin. A database of sites in the basin which use, handle or store hazardous commodities was developed using the Toxic Release Inventory database maintained by the Environmental Protection Agency. A database of existing hazardous commodities moving on the navigable waterways was also developed. Research was done relating to a system to identify barges which could be the source of detected spills. This need was filled by the OMNI system for collecting Lock Performance Monitoring System data which was deployed in the Ohio River Basin shortly thereafter.
  • Panama Canal Operations and Maintenance Study (1995-96) — This study addressed factors that affect Canal capacity and utilization, including transit rules, existing and future ship mix, arrival patterns, lock maintenance schedules, and availability of key resources, such as locomotives and tugboats. The analysis was part of the larger purpose of optimizing Canal operations in order to meet current and future traffic demands, while satisfying quality of service goals as measured by key operational performance indicators, such as transit time.
  • Tampa Bay Harbor Simulation Model (2004)
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  • Upper Tennessee River Feasibility (1991-1993)— This study examined the feasibility of adding lock capacity at the Chickamauga and Watts Bar locks on the Upper Tennessee River. The existing 60' x 360' locks at these facilities can currently handle only one jumbo barge in a single lockage and most tows require numerous lockages to pass these locks. The lock sizes at Chickamauga and Watts Bar are incompatible with all of the downstream lock facilities on the Tennessee River. The LRD Navigation Planning Center was retained by TVA to conduct all studies related to field and user surveys, lock capacities, and economic systems modeling. A draft report on the Upper Tennessee project was completed in September 1992. The final report was completed in 1993.