The Arkansas Waterways Commission is pleased to announce the release of the results from its 2023 Stakeholder Survey. The survey, conducted with the aim of understanding stakeholders’ perspectives and identifying areas for improvement, has provided valuable insights that will shape the commission’s strategic plan moving forward. The survey, which received responses from various stakeholders across […]
Director Caldwell is in Washington, DC this week for the National Waterways Conference Legislative Summit and Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association Spring Legislative Meetings. She has been hitting the Hill to meet with all six members of the Arkansas Congressional delegation to advocate for the needs of our navigable rivers. Our partners from the Oklahoma
On January 19th, 2023, Arkansas Waterways Commission held it’s first meeting of the year. This was hosted at The Port of Little Rock at 11:00am, where the attendees, commissioners, and staff could look out over the beautiful McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System for the duration. There were a total of 20 people in attendance, including
The Arkansas Waterways Commission entered an MOA with Little Rock District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in December 2019 to provide $200,000.00 for a cost-share project to develop a self-scouring model of the MKARNS Navigation Mile 222 (near Dardanelle). This area of the navigation channel is prone to heavy sediment buildup requiring frequent maintenance dredging.
Director Cassandra Caldwell attended as a representative of Arkansas Waterways Commission and provided us with the moments captured below.
Governor Asa Hutchinson and the Board of Directors of Helena Harbor joined Helm Fertilizer officials to break ground on the new Helm expansion at Helena Harbor on October 6, 2022. It was a warm day, but all of the speakers were fast and the mission to continue the $12.000,000.00 expansion was completed. Thanks to Governor
Director Caldwell with Commissioner Harden & Thaddeus Babb, Assistant Division Manager for Oklahoma Dept of Transportation Office of Freight Mobility and other Arkansas-Oklahoma Port Operators Association members are on Capitol Hill today and tomorrow meeting with the Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas Congressional delegations to thank them for recent robust MKARNS funding support.
Courtesy of the USACE Little Rock District, on September 2nd, 2022, Arkansas Waterways commission staff got to attend a a Labor Day Holiday safety media event and had the opportunity of touring the Murray Lock and Dam. They were educated on water safety, as well as given access to the top and the inside of
The Arkansas Waterways Commission gathered for a meeting on September 1st, 2022 in Newport, Arkansas. Hosted by the Newport Economic Development Commission, they were then provided lunch and a tour of the future port site on the White River and the existing OMP facility opposite the port site.
Arkansas Waterways Commission is excited to announce the addition of a new team member this week! Ms. Amanda Vardaman joined the staff as our new Program Coordinator on Monday, August 15. She spent her first 2 days traveling with Director Caldwell to see the upper half of the MKARNS and get a crash course on