Noting that most of the attention has been on the Columbia River above
Bonneville Dam, the Lower Columbia River Estuary Program (LCREP) recently
released a draft management plan for the Columbia River estuary.
LCREP defines the estuary as the section of river influenced by tidal
action, which includes river from the mouth to Bonneville Dam.
The management plan, out for public review until March 31, took three
years and the efforts of local governments, state and federal …