Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002216 

Received: 11/18/2013 1:18:15 AM
Commenter: Norm Hale
State: Washington

Agency: Cowlitz County, the Washington Department of Ecology, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
The maintenance of a turning basin and the river channel for large freight ships carrying coal to Asia is an inevitable part of this MBTL project. The ships will probably be getting larger and that would necessitate even more dredging. Dredging is impacting sturgeon by filling in their resting areas in deep spots on the margins of the channel where some of the dredge spoils are deposited. Please study the potential damage to sturgeon habitat in the lower Columbia River as a result of dredging.