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Published by Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Idaho College of Agriculture in Moscow, Idaho .
Written in English


  • Inland water transportation -- Columbia River.,
  • Inland water transportation -- Snake River (Wyo.-Wash.),
  • Containerization.

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Edition Notes

StatementJames R. Jones.
SeriesSea grant publication -- no. ORESU-T-80-001., ORESU-T -- 80-1.
The Physical Object
Pagination22 leaves :
Number of Pages22
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14212334M

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NAVIGATION ON THE COLUMBIA-SNAKE RIVER SYSTEM. This paper appears in Transportation Research Circular No. , Ports, Waterways, Intermodal Terminals, and International Trade Transportation Issues, Proceedings of the 13th Annual Summer Author: P Bird. 'The study reported here is one of a series of studies at the University of Idaho analyzing the role of intermodal general cargo commerce on Columbia/Snake navigation system. The project is supported by funds from Competitive Grant No. provided by . The Columbia-Snake River System stretches inland from Astoria, Oregon and the Pacific Ocean to Canada in the north and Wyoming in the east. The navigable portion stretches miles from Astoria to Lewiston, Idaho. In whole, it ranks first in the nation for the transportion and ultimate export of U.S. wheat and barley. In addition to providing navigation down the river the dams provide hydroelectric power and flood control facilities. From the ocean to Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington a distance of miles the Columbia River is dredged to a minimum depth of 40 feet. This allows ocean going vessels access to the Portland/Vancouver port.

  Since then, the PNWA has been a leader in securing Congressional authorization for the necessary funds to build another seven locks and dams along both the Snake and Columbia River. The PNWA also works hard to maintain and improve navigability by advocating for deepening the draft and improving the jetties that allow safe passage into the Columbia River. Bypass corridors at each Columbia and Snake dam divert ocean-bound young fish, collect them and then transport them downstream in barges and tanker trucks, some to hatcheries. The river barges are tagged like a school bus, Juvenile Fish Transportation.   The Columbia-Snake navigation system is vital to the economic health of the Pacific Northwest. The Columbia Snake River System is a mile river highway that provides farmers and other producers access to international markets. The Snake River dams play a crucial role in support of the overall river system. In , 3,, tons of cargo were barged on the Snake River.

Barging plays a key role in this transportation system, and fed over 4 million tons of wheat to the deep draft Lower Columbia River in Each year, nearly 10% of all U.S. wheat exports move by barge just on the Snake River. SoyThe Columbia River is second in the nation for soy exports, with over 8 million metric tons transported in Water Transport Inland Waterways and Ocean Transport (with maps) Leave a Comment. Inland Waterway Transportation Studies in Public and Private. Course. The Columbia begins its 1,mile (2, km) journey in the southern Rocky Mountain Trench in British Columbia (BC). Columbia Lake – 2, feet ( m) above sea level – and the adjoining Columbia Wetlands form the river's trench is a broad, deep, and long glacial valley between the Canadian Rockies and the Columbia Mountains in BC. 2. Role of the Inland Waterways System in National Freight Transportation. This chapter describes the inland waterways, with a focus on those parts used to transport freight and an eye toward describing certain aspects of the system that warrant consideration in decisions about funding.