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Dredging the Lower Snake

by Marty Trillhaase
Lewiston Tribune, January 24, 2013

Commodity Tonnage traveling through the Columbia/Snake River 1990 - 2010 There are an awful lot of numbers in the Army Corps of Engineers plan to dredge the ports of Lewiston and Clarkston and the shipping channel of the lower Snake and Clearwater rivers.

Those numbers are coming at you at a fast clip. Can you keep up?

A lot of numbers and most of them are huge.

Now here are two smaller figures:

60 days - That's how much longer the Army Corps is giving you to digest all of this data. The $16 million, 1,000-page report was released Dec. 14. You may not have noticed, given the report's release in the midst of the holidays. The public comment period closes March 26.

One - Your one and only opportunity to meet face to face with the architects of this dredging plan comes tonight. An informational meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. at the Clearwater Room of the Williams Conference Center at Lewis-Clark State College.

You might want to be there.

Related Pages:
Energy Intensities of Freight: Barge, Truck and Railroad US Department of Energy, Transportation Energy Data Book
Snake River Barge Rates by Tidewater Barge Lines, Inc., Summer 1999

Marty Trillhaase
Dredging the Lower Snake
Lewiston Tribune, January 24, 2013

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