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Port to dredge this fall

Posted on August 10, 2015

By Amanda Frink, The Chronicle

After going approximately two decades without maintenance, the Scappoose Bay Marine Park will soon get the maintenance it needs with a two-phase dredging project that was approved by the Port of St. Helens Board of Commissioners last week.

According to the port’s property and operations manager, Craig Allison, the original concept was to dredge the entire site in one pass during the month of October and then schedule a recurring dredging cycle to deal with accumulated sediment. But Allison said when the port went to bid this spring, the lowest bid was “a bit of a shocker” — nearly $1.85 million to quickly dredge the whole facility in the span of one month.


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