Domestic Traffic for Selected U.S. Inland Waterways in 2001
(Millions of Short Tons, Billions of Ton-miles1 and Change from 2000)

  Length Tons Ton-miles Trip2
Ton-miles
Waterway (miles) 2001 % 2001 % 2001 %
Atlantic Coast  
   Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway 793 2.5 -20.1 0.1 -20.0 0.3 -3.1
   Intracoastal Waterway from Jacksonville to
      Miami, FL
349 1.0 18.5 ** -59.3 ** -42.6
Gulf Coast  
   Bayou Teche, LA 107 1.7 10.4 0.1 12.2 0.6 5.9
   Black Warrior and Tombigbee Rivers, Al 449 18.9 -19.4 3.2 -36.0 6.6 -21.5
   Chocolate Bayou, TX 13 3.4 -11.4 ** -2.1 0.9 12.1
   Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, TX-FL 1,109 112.2 -1.4 18.0 -3.7 55.5 -3.0
   GIWW: Morgan City-Port Allen Route, LA 64 23.3 1.0 1.5 1.8 21.7 -0.7
   Petit Anse, Tigre, Carlin Bayous, LA 16 3.1 19.7 ** 15.9 3.7 26.0
   Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, AL
      and MS
234 6.8 -3.6 1.3 0.1 4.1 -0.6
Mississippi River System  
   Allegheny River, PA 72 3.0 -21.9 ** -27.5 1.4 -0.3
   Atchafalaya River, LA 121 11.6 -14.0 0.7 -18.4 7.2 -16.8
   Big Sandy River, KY and WV 27 24.2 3.0 0.2 4.5 7.5 -2.3
   Cumberland River, KY and TN 381 23.2 2.2 2.4 3.7 10.5 2.0
   Green and Barren Rivers, KY 109 7.8 88.7 0.5 114.6 3.9 130.1
   Illinois Waterway, IL 357 43.5 -1.7 8.7 -3.0 43.8 -3.0
   Kanawha River, WV 91 22.2 -1.4 1.5 -1.3 10.5 8.0
   McClellan-Kerr Arkansas R. Nav. Sys.,
      AR/OK
462 11.2 4.4 2.4 6.6 6.6 1.1
   Mississippi River, Mpls, MN to Mouth
      of Passes
1,814 316.5 -3.3 180.1 -2.9 268.9 -3.8
   Minneapolis, MN to Mouth of Missouri R. 663 78.8 -5.4 14.4 -10.1 88.4 -5.3
   Mouth of Missouri R. to Mouth of Ohio R. 195 119.1 -2.1 19.7 -1.4 123.1 -2.8
   Mouth of Ohio River to Baton
      Rouge, LA
720 200.7 -1.8 123.1 -2.0 210.0 -3.0
   Baton Rouge to New Orleans, LA3 130 220.0 -2.7 17.4 -3.4 214.7 -3.6
   New Orleans, LA to Mouth of Passes3 106 116.7 -3.8 5.4 -5.0 102.1 -2.0
   Missouri R. (MO, KS, NE and IA) to
      Sioux City, IA
732 9.7 11.4 0.6 -9.9 1.5 -8.6
   Monongahela River, PA and WV 129 38.1 2.1 1.3 2.9 7.7 -9.5
   Ohio River, PA, WV, OH, KY, IN, and IL 981 242.5 2.6 58.7 1.7 132.3 -1.6
   Ouachita and Black Rivers, AR and LA 332 1.6 6.7 0.2 4.3 0.7 -4.0
   Red River, LA 212 3.7 -2.1 0.3 -5.0 2.3 -5.9
   Tennessee River, TN, KY, MS and AL 652 47.9 -3.3 6.5 -12.0 26.5 -6.1
Pacific Coast  
   Columbia River System, OR, WA, and ID 596 20.2 -12.2 0.7 -17.3 6.9 -12.7
   Columbia River and Willamette River
      below Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR3
113 19.8 -11.6 0.9 -15.4 6.8 -12.5
   Vancouver, WA to The Dalles, OR 85 9.8 -8.2 0.8 -8.7 2.3 -12.7
   The Dalles Dam to McNary Lock and Dam 100 8.9 -9.2 0.8 -14.9 2.3 -13.5
   Above McNary L & D to Kennewick, WA 39 6.7 -14.6 0.2 -15.4 1.9 -15.7
   Snake River (WA and ID) to Lewiston, ID 141 5.6 -15.9 0.3 -20.1 1.7 -16.3
   Willamette River above Portland, OR 118 1.6 83.7 ** 15.1 0.1 385.2

1. ** denotes ton-miles of less than 50 million.
2. Tons times total distance from origin to destination.
3. Includes deep draft waterways.

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