Accession Number : ADA129188
Title : Buffalo Harbor Study. Preliminary Feasibility Report. Volume I. Main Report.
Descriptive Note : Preliminary rept.
Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS BUFFALO NY BUFFALO DISTRICT
Report Date : Apr 1983
Pagination or Media Count : 186
Abstract : The Buffalo Harbor Study, which began in December 1979, is a six-year planning effort that is being conducted by the Buffalo District Corps of Engineers. the purpose of the study is to determine the feasibility of making commercial navigation improvements to the harbor so that industries which depend on water transportation in Buffalo can operate more efficiently in the future. Thus far, in the study, four categories of improvements have been considered: (1) Realizing the Buffalo River; (2) deepening the Buffalo River for 700-foot vessels; (3) transshipment of raw materials upriver and (4) improvements to the South Entrance Channel. The Reconnaissance Report, which is the predecessor of the Preliminary Feasibility Report (PFR), concluded that realizing the Buffalo River was not economically feasible. The conclusion of the PFR is that deepening of the Buffalo River for 700-foot vessels is also not feasible. The final Corps recommendations to Congress regarding commercial navigation and a couple of other supplementary investigations will appear in the Final Feasibility Reports scheduled for completion in September 1986. (Author)
Descriptors : *HARBORS , LAND TRANSPORTATION , MODIFICATION , NEW YORK , COSTS , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , TRANSITIONS , RIVERS , BENEFITS , CHANNELS(WATERWAYS) , URBAN AREAS , CANALS , LAKE ERIE
Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE