Snake River Dredging

For the first time since 1999, navigation was restored to a full 14 feet on the Snake River in March 2006. With this dredging, the full economic efficiency of navigation on the Columbia and Snake River system was restored. Barges are fully loading to 14 feet with containers, grain, forest and agricultural products headed downriver for export, and petroleum products and other commodities heading upriver for inland distribution.

Supporting Articles

Snake River Dredging Lawsuit - Fact Sheet
Programmatic Sediment Management Plan (PSMP)- Fact Sheet
Daily Shipping News Article
Columbia Snake River Fact Sheet