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Backlog of Maintenance Critical to MKARNS


In just two years, the backlog of maintenance on the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas Navigation System (MKARNS) has grown from $100 million to upwards of $170 million.

To make matters worse, $90 million is considered critical. “Critical” to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers means there is a 50% chance of failure over the next five years. Should there be a failure on the MKARNS, Oklahomans could see losses of jobs and a negative economic impact on our economy.

Congress needs to authorize funds so we can get this critical backlog taken care of, which is easier said than done.

Connie Pearson, Jones PR

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