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By Kara Davidson
Gazette Reporter 

Port board lists efforts to keep rivers open


February 28, 2019

“It’s important that our people know that we’re spending a lot of money to try and keep that river open,” said Port of Whitman Commissioner John Love at the Feb. 21 port meeting.

The port pays $9,000 annually to Inland Ports and Navigation Group, a subgroup of Pacific Northwest Waterways Association. The money is for litigation to support keeping navigation routes open.

There are eight locks and dams on the Columbia Snake River System that IPNG tries to protect. The group is trying to keep a balance between economic prosperity allowing for the vital transportation for trade and comm...

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