Congressman DeFazio Receives Update on the Coos Bay North Jetty
Congressman DeFazio yesterday surveyed the Coos Bay North Jetty and received a briefing on ongoing efforts to rebuild and maintain the Jetty.
“I was glad to join the Port of Coos Bay and the Coast Guard today to survey the Coos Bay North Jetty,” said Rep. DeFazio. “The jetty is in desperate need of repair – its failure would put economic opportunity for our coastal community at risk. It also creates danger for ships, boaters, and commercial and sport fisherman. I’m proud to have secured $32 million in this year’s government funding bill to ensure safer conditions at the port by bringing the North Jetty into a state of good repair.”
DeFazio secured $32,720,000 for major maintenance construction for the Port of Coos Bay. The Coos Bay North Jetty loses approximately 20 feet every year and has receded more than 750 feet since its construction. The Port of Coos Bay will use this funding to keep mariners out of harm’s way and support the Coast Guard’s ability to carry out search and rescue missions.