Domestic Traffic for Selected U.S. Inland Waterways in 2000
(Millions of Short Tons, Billions of Ton-miles1 and Change from 1999)

  Length Tons Ton-miles
Waterway (miles) 2000 % 2000 %
Atlantic Coast          
   Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway 793 3.1 -6.8 0.2 -11.9
   Intracoastal Waterway from Jacksonville to Miami, FL 349 0.8 -1.9 ** -37.1
Gulf Coast          
   Alabama-Coosa Rivers, AL and GA 305 0.1 -83.8 ** -85.0
   Bayou Teche, LA 107 1.6 8.8 ** 25.5
   Black Warrior and Tombigbee Rivers, Al 449 23.5 17.3 5.0 11.0
   Chocolate Bayou, TX 13 3.5 4.8 ** 4.7
   Gulf Intracoastal Waterway 1,109 113.8 3.8 18.7 5.2
   Morgan City-Port Allen Route, LA 64 23.1 -.6 1.4 -.6
   Petit Anse, Tigre, Carlin Bayous, LA 16 2.6 2.7 ** 4.8
   Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, AL and MS 234 7.0 -12.5 1.3 -11.9
Mississippi River System          
   Allegheny River, PA 72 3.8 -5.4 ** -1.0
   Atchafalaya River, LA 121 13.4 -4.0 0.9 -6.4
   Big Sandy River, KY and WV 27 23.5 12.2 0.2 9.9
   Cumberland River, KY and TN 381 22.6 -6.5 2.3 -8.7
   Green and Barren Rivers, KY 109 4.1 -7.4 0.2 7.2
   Illinois Waterway, IL 357 44.2 1.1 9.0 1.6
   Kanawha River, WV 91 22.5 5.1 1.5 6.8
   Kaskaskia River, IL 36 0.2 -55.0 ** -74.2
   McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System 462 10.7 -8.4 2.3 -7.0
   Mississippi River, Minneapolis, MN to Mouth of Passes 1,814 327.4 -.7 185.4 -1.6
   Minneapolis, MN to Mouth of Missouri River 663 83.3 -2.8 16.0 -9.8
   Mouth of Missouri River to Mouth of Ohio River 195 121.6 -2.5 20.0 -3.3
   Mouth of Ohio River to but not including          
   Baton Rouge, LA 720 204.4 -.2 125.7 -.3
   Baton Rouge to but not including New Orleans, LA 130 226.0 -.6 18.0 -.2
   New Orleans, LA to Mouth of Passes 106 121.2 -1.8 5.7 -2.8
   Missouri River to Sioux City, IA 732 8.7 -5.6 0.6 -10.2
   Monongahela River, PA and WV 129 37.3 -1.0 1.2 -8.4
   Ohio River 981 236.3 -1.9 57.8 .1
   Ouachita and Black Rivers, AR and LA 332 1.5 -11.3 0.2 -10.9
   Red River, LA 212 3.8 -1.4 0.3 -7.2
   Tennessee River 52 49.6 -4.4 7.4 -3.8
Pacific Coast          
   Columbia River, Mouth to Snake River, OR and WA 324 22.0 24.6 2.9 21.6
   Above Dalles Dam to McNary Lock and Dam 100 9.8 12.4 0.9 14.8
   Tributaries above McNary Lock and Dam to          
   Kennewick, WA 39 7.9 16.5 0.3 16.1
   Snake River to Lewiston, ID 141 6.7 14.9 0.4 9.6
   Willamette River above Portland and Yamhill River, OR 118 0.9 16.5 ** -15.1

1. ** denotes ton-miles of less than 50 million.

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