Tuesday, February 2, 2016

News and stuff

If you're tired of hearing about last night's Iowa caucuses and you're not yet ready to jump into Super Bowl madness, try some of these river-related things from around the Internet.

The hydroelectric plant at the Smithland Locks and Dam is one of several projects mentioned in an article by International Water Power and Dam Construction.

People in Indiana are talking about building a riverport near Cincinnati.

And two wastewater treatment plants in the Dayton, Ohio, area want more time to comply with regulations limiting how much phosphorus they can discharge into a tributary of the Ohio River. The regulations have to do with slowing the growth of algae blooms like the one we had last year.

Wall Street Journal video on aging locks

A tip of the hat to my two-time former coworker Taylor Kuykendall at SNL Financial for pointing me to this video about lock and dam infrastructure on the inland waterways from the Wall Street Journal. It's a good introduction to the problem of aging facilities, and I was pleased to see some familiar faces on it.

The down side is that whoever did the captions apparently doesn't know the difference between "phase" and "faze" or the difference between "steel" and "steal." I mean, two references to the "steal industry"?

I would provide a link to the print story, but it's behind a paywall.