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.