This week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) allocated more than $85 million in its 2016 work plan to support dredging this year for 12 Oregon coastal ports.
Governor Kate Brown, Oregon’s congressional delegation, and local legislators secured this funding following a collaborative effort to ensure the state’s coastal economies can thrive.
“Oregon’s coastal communities have long fought to ensure the state’s ports receive necessary federal funding for dredging,” said Governor Brown. “Oregon’s coastal ports will now have the resources to be dredged this summer. This work is critical for safety of the boating community and the survival of our coastal economy.”
Port Funds Appropriated
- Chetco River (Brookings) $766,000;
- Columbia River Lower $43,862,000;
- Columbia River at the Mouth $19,825,000;
- Coos Bay $9,511,000;
- Coquille River (Bandon) $418,000;
- Depoe Bay $24,000;
- Port Orford $1,700,000;
- Rogue River (Gold Beach) $684,000;
- Siuslaw River $771,000;
- Tillamook Bay and Bar (Garibaldi) $25,000;
- Umpqua River (Reedsport/Salmon Harbor) $942,000;
- Yaquina Bay and Harbor (Newport) $3,002,000;
- Yaquina River (Depot Slough/Toledo) $3,750,000.