• Administrator Touts Tenn-Tom Waterway’s Impact

    Columbus has done a good job in using the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway to benefit industry and other elements, said Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority Administrator Mike Tagert.
    Tagert was the guest speaker at Wednesday”s meeting of the Columbus Kiwanis Club, which met at the Columbus Country Club.
    Columbus has done a good job of recruiting projects for the waterway. They have done a good job of promoting the waterway, an continue to do so,” he said.
    One asset of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway is that it is a reliable transport route. Unlike the Mississippi River, which has occasionally had to close to barge traffic because of low waters, Tagert said that hasn”t been the case with the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.
    “In 1988, when the Mississippi had to close its barge traffic because of low waters, the waterway was a viable alternative route to the Mississippi and kept plants in the Ohio Valley and midwestern states supplied with essential raw materials needed for continued operations until the Mississippi could be navigable again,” he said.

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