New Funding for Dredging Coming Soon

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Oregon’s small ports are a step closer to millions of dollars in new dredging funds, after House lawmakers overwhelmingly approved the conference report for the Water Resources Reform & Development Act of 2014. The final vote was 412 to 4. The bill, which authorizes funding for Army Corps of Engineers navigation, flood … Continue reading »

New Dredging Battle in Oregon

NEAR TOLO, Ore. — A controversial legislative bill signed by Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber on Thursday limits who can operate a gold dredge on Oregon streams. It’s bringing praise from environmentalists and condemnation from the mining community. Alan Mash was pumping up his Tahiti prior to paddling out to a small dredge he has anchored … Continue reading »