Corps plans to rebuild massive jetties at mouth of Columbia River

01/14/2010 | Columbian (Vancouver, Wash.), The

The Army Corps of Engineers plans to dump a million tons of rock in the mouth of the Columbia River as part of an 18-year project to rehabilitate two huge jetties at a cost of up to $470 million. The jetties, built between 1885 and 1917, block ocean waves from the river and enable a multibillion-dollar shipping industry, but they have greatly eroded in recent years.

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