Testimony at a recent public meeting was heavily weighted in support
of the Army Corps of Engineers’ Columbia River Channel Improvement proposal
to deepen by three feet the lower 115 miles of Columbia River and Willamette
River shipping channel.
The Corps entertained public testimony at the first of three scheduled
hearings on the proposal, Thursday evening, Nov. 5, in Portland. Two more
public meetings are scheduled in Astoria, Nov. 12, and Kelso, Nov. 19.
While several speakers …