Arkansas Transportation Report: River Traffic Tops 5 Million Tons Through May

For the first time in five years, barge activity on the Arkan­sas River topped 5 million tons through the first five months of the year.

According to information from the U.S. Army Corps of En­gineers, year-to-date traffic on the Arkansas River (McClel­lan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System) through May to­taled 5,010,298 tons. Historical records are kept online by the Corps of Engineers dating back to 2011. Barge traffic has topped 5 million tons only one other time since then, in 2013 with a total of 5,030,424 tons. This year’s barge activity is up 9.2% from the same five-month period of 2017.   MORE

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