NOAA Floats $500 Million Draft Plan for Columbia Estuary Restoration

Consultants hired by NOAA to draft an initial plan for restoration of the Columbia River estuary system are suggesting a long list of projects to remedy the loss of water flow and estuary area. “Working with consultants, the group identified threats to salmon and steelhead and put together a prioritized list of projects in the estuary to retore the species. The recommended investment for 23 estuary recovery projects is $500 million over the next 25 years.” Cassandra Profita in the Astoria, Oregon Daily Astorian.

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