Implementation of Next Steps for Beneficial Use Program (2018)

The Lower Columbia Solutions Group (LCSG) met in May 2018 to review findings and lessons learned from disposal projects, discuss emerging issues, and make informed decisions for future efforts. Among meeting goals, the following outcomes were designed to help guide the agenda:

  • A clear understanding of the expected benefits and risks of sand placement
  • Defined pathway to having sediment placed at the North Head site (WA)
  • Serious consideration of on-shore placement at Benson Beach (WA)
  • Identified modeling needs to enable ongoing placement at the South Jetty site (OR) and future placement at the North Shore and on-shore sites (WA)
  • Outlined plan for future deposition and monitoring in the near shore at north and south of the Mouth of the Columbia River

The workshop resulted in an roadmap toward implementation of the beneficial use program.


MCR May 10 2018 Final Summary

Summary of Actions 2018 SP Workshop

Workshop Materials

2018 MCR SP Workshop Agenda

DRAFT North Head Site Pilot Placement Plan


1 – Owens_2016 Science Policy Workshop Results-Direction

2 – Allan_Update on Beach and Jetty Erosion_South Jetty

3 – Kaminsky_North Jetty Coastal Erosion Update

4 – Roegner_Benthic Impact Study

5 – Moritz_Norton_South Jetty Site Observations and Present Operations

6 – McMillan_North Head Site Study Area Survey

7 – Elias_Gelfenbaum_North Head Site_Modelling Study-Update

8 – Talebi_Planning on Washingtons Coast

9 – Kaminsky_Mortiz_North Head Site Pilot Project

Poster_MCR ODMDS 2014 Survey

Poster_North Head Site Poster Presentation