NAVIGATION AND ECOSYSTEM SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM (NESP)    

ST. PAUL DISTRICT - ROCK ISLAND DISTRICT - ST. LOUIS DISTRICT

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The Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program (NESP) is a long-term, dual-purpose program that integrates navigation improvements and ecosystem restoration together to provide Upper Mississippi River System once in a generation-type positive impacts.

The primary goals of the program are to increase the capacity and improve the reliability of the inland navigation system while restoring, protecting, and enhancing the environment.

This map only shows projects actively being implemented. NESP includes an additional 5 - 1200’ locks, systemic mitigation, and hundreds of ecosystem restoration projects.

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NESP Project Map