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					                             Pennsylvania District 12
Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District contains or borders 34 miles of the Allegheny
River, from mile 29 through mile 62. The major commodity in this area is aggregates; most
of this amount is sand and gravel, with a large portion of it being dredged from various
sites in the river.

Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District also contains or borders approximately 66 miles
of the Monongahela River, from mile 22 through mile 91.


                        Pennsylvania Congressional District 12
                 2007 Commodities Moved To, from and within the State
                                  (values in millions of dollars)
      Commodity            Shipped      Received          Within                 Total          Value
    Coal                    8,855,870          2,269,469           **         11,125,339          $422
    Petroleum                  27,737            122,222                 0       149,959           $82
    Aggregates                 53,030            105,320           **            158,350            $3
    Grain                      **                        0               0               0              **
    Chemicals                  **                 71,489                 0         71,489          $12
    Ores/Minerals                     0           73,663                 0         73,663          $17
    Iron/Steel                 32,474             44,701                 0         77,175          $43
    Other                      21,253             32,632       4,575,508       4,629,393          $346
    TOTAL                   8,990,364          2,719,496       4,575,508      16,285,368          $925
    ** Insufficient barge operators to release this tonnage – included in “Other Commodities”
    Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterborne Commerce Statistics




An analysis of the waterborne commerce data for the 12 th Congressional District of
Pennsylvania shows that almost 9 million tons of commodities were shipped on the river
system out of the district, with approximately 100% being coal. Over 2.7 million tons were
received in 2007. Over 4.5 million tons within the district. The value of the 16.2 million
tons shipped, received and moved in the district is more than $925 thousands.
                         Pennsylvania Congressional District 12
                      2007 Barge Tonnage to and from Other States
                                   (value in millions of dollars)
   Shipments             Commodity               Shipments                   Commodity
     To             Tons       Value   Top        From            Tons       Value       Top
 Pennsylvania      2,832,854    $106   Coal    West Virginia    1,093,538      $43       Coal
 West Virginia     2,201,006     $84   Coal    Pennsylvania     1,054,193      $38       Others
 Indiana           1,119,362     $42   Coal    Ohio               229,942      $11       Coal
 Ohio              2,106,311     $80   Coal    Louisiana          228,716      $40   Ores/Minerals
 Tennessee          596,560      $23   Coal    Kentucky             75,439     $50    Petroleum
 Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterborne Commerce Statistics




There were 60 manufacturing facilities, terminals, and docks adjacent to the river in
Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District that shipped and received tonnage in 2007 (see
map). These include three power plants that received over 5.3 million tons of coal in 2007.
The Freeport Terminal at mile 29.6 handled a wide range of commodities including iron,
petroleum oils, grains, ores, and minerals.

Four of the eight navigation locks and dams on the Allegheny River are located in the 12 th
Congressional District (see map). These projects all have single chambers that are 56 feet
wide and 360 feet long, and were put in service between 1927 and 1938.

The remaining Four of the eight navigation locks and dams are located on the
Monongahela River are located in the 12th Congressional District (see map). Two of the
locks Point Marion and Grays Landing single chambers that are 84 feet wide and 720 feet
long, and were put in service between 1994 and 1995, respectively. The other 2 chambers
Maxwell and Lock and Dam 4 both have dual chambers. Maxwell’s chambers are both 84
feet wide and 720 feet long and put into service in 1964 and 1965, while No. 4 has a main
chamber of 84 feet wide and 720 feet long and auxiliary chamber 0f 56 feet wide and 360
feet long. The chambers were put into service in 1932 and rehabilitated in 1964. In 2003
these locks performed over locked through 10,465 tows and 3,580 recreation watercraft.
                   Pennsylvania Congressional District 12
                            2007 Lock Tonnage
                               (in thousands of tons)
              LOCK                     UPBOUND         DOWNBOUND           TOTAL
Point Marion                                   2,096              2,041      4,137
Grays Landing                                  2,063              2,462      4,525
Maxwell                                        5,137              7,772     12,909
Lock and Dam 4                                 2,618             10,068
Monongahela                                                                 12,686
Lock and Dam 4 Allegheny                         182                 574       756
Lock and Dam 5 Allegheny                          34                  42        76
Lock and Dam 6 Allegheny                          30                   0        30
Lock and Dam 7 Allegheny                          30                   0        30
Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lock Performance Monitoring System

				
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