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The Ohio, Kanawha, Big Sandy, Little Kanawha and the Monongahela Rivers have influenced the lives of 1.2 million West Virginians over the years living within the twenty-two river counties. Historically, the Ohio River and its tributaries have been one of the major waterways in the United States. This river system has been instrumental in the economic and industrial development of West Virginia, the Ohio River Valley and the United States. The Ohio River Navigation System provides a low-cost mode of transportation for bulk commodities of industry, agriculture and commerce. Shippers and consumers realize over $2.0 billion annually in transportation savings as a result of using the waterways of this magnificent estuary system. The Ohio River Navigation System is West Virginia's waterway to the global market.

Capitol Complex Building 5, Room 503
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25305
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Phone: (304) 558-0330
Toll Free: NONE
Fax: (304) 558-0174