Mouth of the Columbia River Jetties

Congress has funded short-term repair work on the jetties at the Mouth of the Columbia River. Work was completed on the North Jetty in 2005. Repairs to the South Jetty began in 2006 and need additional funding to be completed. PNWA has led the region in with staff from the Portland District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to address funding challenges for the ongoing jetty repairs. An 18-month comprehensive study has just begun to identify the long-term repair work that must be completed to project these critical components of Columbia River transportation infrastructure.  

Why this matters to you: If either jetty should breach, the Columbia River navigation channel depth would be dramatically diminished almost instantaneously. We need to complete the short term repairs and the long term rehabilitation of the jetties in order to maintain the Columbia River as a viable international trade corridor.

Supporting Materials

MCR Jetties Fact Sheet