Robert Davinroy - La Experiencia del Río Mississippi

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Robert Davinroy - La Experiencia del Río Mississippi

  1. 1. Navigation Development on theMiddle Mississippi RiverRobert Davinroy, P.E.Principal Consultant CDG Engineers USAChief, River Engineering, U.S. Army Corps of EngineersSt. Louis, Missouri USA
  2. 2. Challenges forNavigationDevelopment on theMagdalenaOvercome by Lessonsfrom The Mississippi
  3. 3. 1 tow = 1800 trucks35,000 trucks per day off the roadin St. Louis region
  4. 4. 12,775,000 Trucks off theHighway at St. Louis PerYear!!
  5. 5. Barge Navigation:The most efficient, economic,environmentally efficient mode oftransportation on the planet!
  6. 6. Inland waterways allow tremendoussavings in fuel consumption, reducedgreenhouse gas emissions and airpollution, reduced traffic congestion,fewer accidents on railways andhighways, and less noise anddisruption in cities and towns.
  7. 7. 3 meters deep2 soccer fields long
  8. 8. South bounds,St. Louis toCairo 19801990200035 42 46Innovative River EngineeringNavigation Growth on theMiddle Mississippi River
  9. 9. 2.4 BillionTons
  10. 10. GrainChemicalsRockCoalAluminumOre
  11. 11. CornSoybeansWheatCoalSaltWood ChipsGasolinePetroleumJet FuelFuel OilPetroleumAsphaltVeg OilsKeroseneBenzeneAlcoholLiquefied GasesSodium HydroxideSoybean OilBev AlcoholFertilizerRockSand and Gravel
  12. 12. Minimum 3 meters deep, 100 meters wide,with additional width in bends as requiredThe Present Design
  13. 13. ¿Cómo hemos llegado a donde estamos hoy
  14. 14. 1810 to 18504000 People Died in Steamboat AccidentsBy 1880 Average Lifespan of Steamboat18 months
  15. 15. I Need lotsof Money toEngineerThe River! PRESIDENT GRANTCOL SIMPSONRiver, Timeline ofYou Are notGetting it!1870
  16. 16. 1890s $7.8 million2011 $280 million !4 % interest rate
  17. 17. THE 1930sGREATDEPRESSION
  18. 18. 1899 1940s 1969188096 % reduction indredging pre versus post1970, navigationchannel, deep and wide
  19. 19. Magdalena’sBiggestChallengesFUNDINGCONSTRUCTIONENVIRONMENTAL
  20. 20. FUNDINGNavigation Add campaignCreate Jobs for the RECESSIONImprove EnvironmentIncrease Colombia as Major PetroleumTraderGenerate Transport of Other CommoditiesReduce Congestion of Highways
  21. 21. CONSTRUCTIONTaking Advantage ofExisting Natural Resources
  22. 22. BiologistEngineer1950 to 1993Engineering and EnvironmentalPlanningon the Mississippi River“Title Bouts”ENVIRONMENTCommunication
  23. 23. Federal LobbyistArkansas Fish and Game BiologistAttorneyBarge PilotArkansasWaterwaysCommissionerFish and Wildlife ManagerRiver EngineerProject ManagerHydraulic EngineerLand OwnerDredging Operator

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