Port of Kalama Commences Maintenance Dredging of Marina in October

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The dredging project, which is planned to accommodate fishing season and sports enthusiasts, is scheduled to remove materials that have naturally settled in the marina. The Port conducts maintenance dredging to provide for the safety and enjoyment of recreational visitors.

Port of Kalama marina

Port of Kalama is home to a marina for boating and sports enthusiasts.

Maintenance of the Port of Kalama marina basin is a routine activity to enable safe navigation.

Maintenance dredging of the Port of Kalama marina is scheduled to commence October 1st and run through early December, 2016. The dredging project, which is planned to accommodate fishing season and sports enthusiasts, is scheduled to remove materials that have naturally settled in the marina. The Port conducts maintenance dredging to provide for the safety and enjoyment of recreational visitors.

Advanced American Construction, Inc. was awarded the $430,800 bid to remove 15,000 cubic yards of material and will begin the first phase of maintenance on October 1st with the installation of disposal pipeline. A 10-inch high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe will be visible along the river side of the marina parking area to the dredge material disposal site near the TEMCO LLC marine terminal. Daily operations will run from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through the duration of the dredging project.

The first actual dredging starts on October 15th at the south end of the marina and guest dock and is expected to run for three weeks. The project team will be working from the south end to the north of the marina which will impact some boat owners and guests at varying phases; signs will be posted and letters sent to inform the community of the progress. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by early December 2016.

"Maintenance of the marina basin is a routine activity to enable safe navigation," says Mark Wilson, executive director, Port of Kalama. "The dredging activity will require some inconvenience to our boating customers while we complete the work. The Port appreciates your patience during this project to keep our marina in great shape."

About Port of Kalama - Where rail and water meet
The Port of Kalama is located in Southwest Washington on the Columbia River and immediately off of Interstate Highway 5. The port exists to induce capital investment in an environmentally responsible manner to create jobs and to enhance public recreational opportunities. Port of Kalama's industrial area includes five miles of riverfront property adjacent to the 43' federally-maintained deep draft navigation channel of the Columbia River. The Port is served by the Burlington Northern/Santa Fe and Union Pacific railroads. There are over 30 businesses located at the Port of Kalama, employing over 1,000 people. Port of Kalama offers all the superior facilities businesses need to thrive, and an unsurpassed quality of life. The port offers shovel ready sites, a new Industrial Park, state of the art Marine Terminals and transportation accessibility to rail and highway all just a 30 minute drive to the Portland International Airport. Port of Kalama also offers high-bandwidth communications, with dual access fiber-optic service to Seattle and Portland. Properties currently available at the port for businesses wishing to expand and thrive: Visit http://portofkalama.com/available-properties/.

Contact: Liz Newman, marketing manager, Port of Kalama, 360-673-2379 or Claudia Johnson, PR, 503-799-2220.

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