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River Code System

A river code system is used by the barge transportation industry to identify pick-up and delivery locations for barges.  A two-letter code identifies rivers, canals, and river segments and a mile marker identifies the location on the waterway.  For example, ACBL's corporate headquarters in Jeffersonville, IN is located on the Ohio River, 602.20 miles from the eastern-most start of the river.  Thus, the river code for ACBL headquarters is OR602.20.  Below is a listing of the two-letter codes for all waterways served by ACBL.


River Name


River Code


River Name


River Code

Allegheny River
AR
Minnesota River
MN
Arkansas River
AK
Monongahela River
MR
Bayou Teche
WC 151.00-WC156.00
Neches River
WC276.40-WC298.00
Big Sandy River
BS
Ohio River
OR
Port Lavaca Area
WC489.00-WC492.10
Port Allen Canal
PA
Cumberland River
CR
Pearl River
PR
Gulf Intracoastal Canal - East
EC
Sanitary Canal
SC
Green River
GR
Sag Canal
SG
Houston Ship Channel
HC
Tennessee Chute
TC
Hiwassee River
HR
Tennessee River
TR
Illinois River
IR
Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway
TT
Kaskaskia River
KK
Upper Mississippi River
UM
Kanawha River
KR
Gulf Intracoastal Canal - West
WC
Lower Mississippi River
LM
Wolfe River
WO
Licking River
LR
Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway
WT
Mermentau River
WC151.00-WC240.90
Red River
RR