Title: RADAR CHARTING ON THE OHIO RIVER
Author(s): Colonel B. B. Talley
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 1, Number 7&8
Pages: 177 - 180
Cite this article: Talley, Colonel B. B., "RADAR CHARTING ON THE OHIO RIVER", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 1, No. 7&8, 1947, pp. 177-180.
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Abstract: The advent of radar on the inland waterways of the United States since World War II marks the commencement of a new era in inland water transportation. The first phase of improvements on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers was the removal of snags and construction of training dikes to control the formation of sand bars. During the next phase the towboat came into its own, and the river improvements carried out by the Army Corps of Engineers advanced from the clays of snag removal to the complete canalization of some streams, such as the Ohio and its major tributaries, and the construction of locks and dams and channel improvements at the critical points in other navigable waters. During this period the traffic on the Ohio alone increased from about seven to approximately thirty-nine million tons per year.