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Columbia River deepening sparks $1 billion in investments

Posted on July 6, 2015

By Marissa Luck,

Despite criticism from environmentalists, the $200 million Columbia River channel deepening project generated over $1 billion in capital investments since its completion five years ago, port officials and terminal operators say.

In a new report released by Port of Portland and Pacific Northwest Waterways Association, consultants studied the economic impact of the project that deepened the Columbia River from 40 to 43 feet.


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