The Army Corps of Engineers dredged in Coos Bay in the fall of 1948, dumping dredge spoils on a large clam bed and killing the clams. Although Fish Commission biologists were unable to relocate the original planned dumping site, they observed the resulting increased pressures on remaining clam resources, and the drop in productivity that came from the Corps' actions. In this document, they build a case for changing the location of dumping of future dredge spoils.
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