Authorizes extensions of the north and south jetties and maintenance dredging to improve the entrance to the harbor at Yaquina Bay. Describes past harbor improvements and expenditures and gives a brief description of the area and economic activities involving the harbor.
Discusses appropriations for engineering projects in Yaquina Bay, the Willamette River and the Yamhill River. Money was appropriated for continuing improvement of the Yaquina Bay jetties, for a "snag boat" and to build dikes on the Willamette River, and for a lock and dam on the Yamhill River.
Reports on work on jetties at the entrance to Yaquina Bay. The south jetty was considered complete about November 1, 1889, but settling and scour caused a need for more reinforcement. The north jetty was about 1/3 complete. Estimates costs. The goal at the time was for the channel to...
This important document includes a report by George W. Wood describing the condition of the entrance to Yaquina Bay before human modification. It describes the original entrance as a braided channel with a shifting main channel, and a depth in the main channel at low tide of only 9 feet.