If you have been out at Austin Point, you may have noticed the bowl created on the north end of the property beginning to fill. This is dredge material that the Port receives as part of the maintenance and on-going operations of the Columbia River Navigation Channel. The USACE evaluates the needs of the Columbia to ensure consistent navigable waters throughout the system and to our sister ports. The Port will be receiving approximately 200,000 cubic yards of material. The Commission be surplussing a portion of the material in the near future. Contractors interested in bidding should view the Work With Us page on the Port’s website and will be advertised in regional newspapers.