Armstrong permits new barge fleeting area on Green River

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office in Louisville, Ky., is taking comment until Oct. 7 on a Section 404 Clean Water Act permit application for a barge facility project on the Green River in western Kentucky of Armstrong Logistics Services LLC.

The Armstrong Dock site is located on the right bank of the Green River from mile posts 77.3-77.7, in Ohio County. The plan is to expand an existing fleeting area for barges at a coal loading/unloading facility. Armstrong Logistics is a unit of Armstrong Coal, a major producer in western Kentucky.

The work would include the upstream expansion of an existing fleeting area. A total of 11 concrete deadmen or buried H-beam deadmen would be constructed on 200 foot intervals along the bankline above the Ordinary High Water (OHW) elevation of 375 feet above Mean Sea Level (MSL). A total of 22 additional barges could be fleeted at the site, oriented no more than two wide. If super jumbo barges (50’ X 250’) are used, they would be situated no more than one barge wide. The maximum riverward projection of the fleet would be 125 feet at normal pool elevation of 363 feet above MSL.

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