USA: Siuslaw River Dredging Gets Extra Funding
This funding was part of the U.S. Corps of Engineers FY2012 work plan. The initial award for the Siuslaw River was $540,000 with an additional $133,650 added for maintenance dredging. This funding will provide crucial maintenance dredging of the mouth and channel of the river.
The Siuslaw River, approximately 110 miles long, along the Pacific coast of Oregon in the United States.
It drains an area of approximately 4500 sq. miles in the Central Oregon Coast Range southwest of the Willamette Valley and is a popular river for anglers. The tidal ebbs and flows have created an ideal habitat for fish. The Port of Siuslaw is a publicly chartered special district under the law of the State of Oregon. Though immediately adjacent to the City of Florence along the banks of the Siuslaw River, the Port is a special government entity that is separate from the City of Florence or Lane County.
The Port of Siuslaw fosters and promotes economic development, offers commercial and sport boat moorage facilities, boat launch, and an RV Campground. Past and present economic activities include commercial fishing, barging of lumber and quarried products, land development and tourism.
Dredging Today Staff, February 21, 2012; Image: portofsiuslaw