Coast Guard survey seeks input on improving waterway navigation

October 7th, 2020

The U.S. Coast Guard is conducting a Waterways Analysis and Management System Study on the Shallow Draft System, which applies to waters less than 12 feet deep, to update its policies and make U.S. navigable waterways safer and more efficient, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). The survey will remain open until November […]

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Congress passes water resources act

October 3rd, 2016

The U.S. Congress passed an important bill last week that directly impacts the recreational boating industry, according to the National Marine Manufacturing Association. The House voted 399-25 to pass the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), approving critical funding improvements and upkeeps for U.S. waterways and harbors. The Senate had passed its version of WRDA earlier […]

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Water Resources Development Act passes Senate

September 16th, 2016

On Sept. 16, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed the reauthorization of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). WRDA is a key program for the recreational boating industry because it funds the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to make improvements on U.S. waterways and harbors.  The vote passed 95-3, and a version of the bill is […]

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