Dredging supporters spur Army Corp of Engineers with letter of support

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Local economy suffers from lack of dredging.
CLARKSTON, WA - The Asotin County Commissioners are backing a local agency to push for dredging the local rivers.

The commissioners are writing a letter in support of the Army Corps of Engineers to dredge the confluence approximately fourteen feet deep. Local entities want the river dredged so large barges can get through. But they face strong opposition from people who say dredging harms the natural ecosystem and environment.

"We are the port that is most closely impacted by the dredging in Clarkston and we are suffering the greatest decline because of the lack of dredging," said Asotin County Commissioner, Brian Shinn.

Several docks and a grain terminal would be dredged if the Army Corps of Engineers is able to move forward with the plan.