US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

July 17, 2012     6-8pm
LOCATION:  WVU National Research Center for Coal and Energy (NRCCE)
Assembly Room 101 A/B, Evansdale Campus, Morgantown WV

CO-SPONSORS:  USACE; Upper Monongahela River Association (UMRA); Mon River Recreation & Commerce Committee (MRRCC) of Morgantown Chamber of Commerce

This will be the public’s opportunity to hear and provide input and comments on the USACE Proposed Upper Monongahela River Service Reduction Plan. The Plan may include severe restrictions/reductions to recreational boat lockages at the Hildebrand and Opekiska locks, and reductions in Morgantown lock operations. Impacts on commercial passages will also be outlined. Public input is important as the USACE reviews the options available.


Introduction and Purpose      Barry Pallay, Vice-President, UMRA, MRRCC
                                            Colonel Graham, Commander, Pittsburgh District, USACE
Background                          USACE
Inland Marine Transportation System (IMTS) Guidelines for Establishing and Implementing Levels of Operating Service on the Upper Monongahela River     USACE
Monongahela River Service Reduction Program Proposal and Timeline              USACE
Concerns of Upper Mon River stakeholders                                            Pallay  and  USACE

Options to address needs and concerns

Contacts:        Major Christopher J. Scott, Project Manager, USACE

                      Barry Pallay, Vice President, UMRA, cell 304-276-3792,

                      Dan Jones, Acting Chief, Public Affairs, USACE, (o) 412-395-7502,

                      Donald Strimbeck, Sec/Treas UMRA, (o) 304-599-7585,

NOTE:  Website for Pittsburgh District is