Corps Dredge Essayons
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' dredge Essayons has begun annual maintenance dredging at the mouth of the Columbia River.
The Corps dredges the navigation channel each year to enhance safety across the Columbia River bar.
The Essayons will be using the Shallow Water Ocean Disposal Site located oceanward of the north jetty near Buoy 7 and the Deep Water Ocean Disposal Site six miles off the mouth of the Columbia River.
Essayons began work Saturday.
"Our dredge captains have always appreciated the cooperation they get from the crab fishing community and their willingness to move crab pots out of the disposal and transit areas." said Doris McKillip, project manager for the Corps. "By knowing when and where the dredges will be operating, recreational boaters and fishermen can minimize the risk to themselves and their equipment."
More information about the Corps' dredging activities at the mouth of the Columbia is available at www.nwp.usace.army.mil/op/n/projects/mcr
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