PNWA Fact Sheets and Backgrounders

Key PNWA issues

PNWA supported Corps Projects
Project-by-project summary of PNWA’s Northwest navigation funding needs

Columbia Snake River System Extended Lock Closure
The federal government makes major investments in the inland barging channel during a 14-week closure from Dec. 2010-Mar. 2011

Columbia River Channel Deepening
With the completion of the Columbia River channel deepening project in November 2010, PNWA shifts focus to advocate for continued channel maintenence to the authorized depth of 43 feet

Jetties at the Mouth of the Columbia River
Need for jetty repairs, current status and PNWA’s FY2013 appropriations request

Elliott Bay Seawall
PNWA advocates for complete replacement of the seawall

Columbia River stern buoy project
PNWA supports funding for stern buoys needed at the Columbia River anchorages

Inland Waterways Trust Fund
PNWA supports a national dialogue to address funding shortages in the Inland Waterways Trust Fund

Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund
PNWA supports spending down the trust fund for its stated transportation infrastructure maintenance and development purposes

Water Resources Development Act (WRDA)
Overview of PNWA positions on issues to be addressed by Congress in the next WRDA, including permanance for Section 214

Extension of Section 214
PNWA’s request to make Section 214 regulatory funding authority permanent

Addressing Regulatory Challenges in the NW
PNWA works with Congress and the federal agencies to address permitting delays

Columbia Snake River Biological Opinion (BiOp) Lawsuit
Current status and potential impacts

Columbia River Restoration Act (CRRA)
PNWA supports the Senate version of CRRA, to reduce toxins in the Columbia Basin

Programmatic Sediment Management Plan
Reviews alternatives for reducing and managing sedimentation

Old Mouth of the Cowlitz
Maintenance dredging is needed to keep the channel open

Background on ports, trade, transportation, and energy

Columbia Snake River System Navigation
Cargo and cruise ship activities, environmental benefits and state-by-state economic benefits of navigation

Environmental benefits of Snake River dams: navigation and hydropower
Navigation and energy benefits of Snake River dams

Dam Breaching and pool drawdown are not the answer
1992 dradown test results in damaged facilities, loss of river access, and dead fish

Lower Columbia River Ports
Port-by-port summary of navigation activities

Oregon and Washington Shallow Draft Ports
Port-by-port summary of navigation benefits

Oregon coastal ports
Port-by-port summary of navigation benefits

Puget Sound : Creating Jobs, Creating Opportunities
Trade overview and port-by-port summaries

Economic and environmental benefits

Environmental Initiatives by PNWA Members
Our members are working to improve environmental quality in their communities

Information on PNWA

PNWA by the numbers
Highlights of PNWA's success from FY2003-FY2012

PNWA's Climate Change Agenda
PNWA continues to advocate for low cost, fuel efficient and clean infrastructure

PNWA - Where you want to be
About PNWA, our issues, where and with whom we work

How to gain maximum value from your PNWA membership

PNWA Policies and Projects
A complete listing of all PNWA policy positions and supported infrastructure projects for 2013

PNWA Staff Bios