Tag Archives: Columbia River

Washington halts all fishing through April 8, ODFW closes Columbia River fisheries

Washington is closing recreational fishing and shellfishing in response to Gov. Inslee’s stay-at-home order. In an effort to limit the spread of coronavirus, WDFW says they are closing fishing statewide until at least April 8. To support that action, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced it would be closing recreational salmon and steelhead […]
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Oregon joins Washington in closing Columbia River fisheries

SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) — Following Wednesday’s announcement by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife that it will close all recreational fisheries in the state, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced it will close recreational salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River, effective Thursday at 11:59 p.m. Source: Oregon joins Washington in closing […]
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Port defends harbor fee amid legal challenge

Fee helps maintain Pier 1. Lawyers for the Port of Astoria are defending the agency’s harbor maintenance fee, which has spawned a backlash from regional shippers and ports up the Columbia River. Source: Port defends harbor fee amid legal challenge | Local News | dailyastorian.com

Portland passenger ferry leader says idea is ‘getting closer to a reality,’ eyes 2023 launch 

Ferry supporters say they are still on target for a potential launch in coming years, and they hope a report released this summer will be a game changer. The organizers, financial supporters and volunteers hoping to bring passenger ferries to the Portland area said Tuesday they are making progress and still hope to launch the commuter transit […]
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Officials work to contain 750 gallons of fuel on sunken tugboat in Columbia River

A tugboat that sank over the weekend in the Columbia River near Umatilla with 750 gallons of diesel fuel aboard is not leaking, officials said. The 38-foot Tug Nova is thought to have broken loose from its moorings on Sunday due to high winds, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality said in a statement. Source: […]
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DEQ: Crews tending to tugboat in Columbia River

One day after strong winds sunk a tugboat near the city of Umatilla, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality said operations are progressing to deal with the impact of the sunken vessel. Laura Gleim, a spokeswoman for the Oregon DEQ, said crews have been on scene tending to the vessel and have placed containment booms […]
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Tugboat Carrying 750 Gallons Of Diesel Sinks In The Columbia River

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality along with other state agencies are responding to reports of a 38-foot tugboat that has sunk in the Columbia River. Source: Tugboat Carrying 750 Gallons Of Diesel Sinks In The Columbia River

DEQ: Tugboat sinks in Columbia River

Strong winds blew a 38-foot tugboat up the Columbia River until it sank near Umatilla, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality reported. No crew was on board. Source: DEQ: Tugboat sinks in Columbia River | Local News | eastoregonian.com

The pricey problem with Portland’s levees

On the north edge of Portland, all that stands between thousands of residents and the mighty Columbia River is a 30-foot wall of earth. In some places, the levees are firm, topped with biking paths, townhomes and roads. Yet other spots along the levee need repairs to meet federal safety standards. Source: The pricey problem […]
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States agree on salmon fisheries in Columbia River

A search for consistency. Sport fishermen will get a slightly bigger cut of the spring Chinook run this year as Oregon and Washington state work to keep regulations the same for both sides of the Columbia River. Source: States agree on salmon fisheries in Columbia River | Local News | dailyastorian.com