Friday, January 23, 2015

Video: Dredging of Snake River Continues

Posted By on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 10:01 AM

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Crews with the Idaho Army Corps of Engineers say everything "is running smoothly" two weeks of their massive dredging efforts in the lower Snake and Clearwater rivers. 

KLEW-TV reports that it may be February before commercial traffic near the Port of Lewiston sees any change, but the dredgers are making their way up river.

"It was really becoming a safety issue," Port Manager David Doeringsfeld told KLEW-TV. "Tugs were having to be really careful about avoiding those high areas where it was so shallow."

Doeringsfeld said recent years have seen six barges that have been grounded within the dredging area.

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