Facts

The Port of Lewiston strives to serve as a resource for citizens interested in learning more on an array of topics associated with the Port of Lewiston, river navigation and economic development. The following fact packets include informational materials developed by the Port of Lewiston and links to other pertinent resources on each topic. The addition of facts and resources is on-going as we work to stay abreast of important topics.

PROPERTY TAX LEVY

The Port levies a property tax within Nez Perce County to support economic development.

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HYDROPOWER

Dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers provide clean, renewable, climate-friendly electricity for the Northwest.

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DREDGING

The US Army Corps of Engineers is congressionally authorized to maintain a 14’ deep by 250’ wide navigation channel on the Columbia-Snake River System.

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SALMON RECOVERY

Maintaining the river system and its numerous benefits and the population of historic fish species is a balancing act. Strong laws and recovery efforts have resulted in improved fish numbers in recent years.

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PORT OF LEWISTON ECONOMIC IMPACTS

A recent study highlights the positive impacts the Port of Lewiston’s economic development activities have on the local economy.

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PIONEER PORTS ECONOMIC IMPACTS

A recent study highlights the positive economic impacts the Pioneer Ports (the Port of Lewiston, the Port of Clarkston and the Port of Whitman) have on the regional economy.

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CARGO CAPABILITIES

Barging is an efficient and inexpensive way to ship from Lewiston to Portland and beyond.

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COLUMBIA SNAKE RIVER SYSTEM

The Port of Lewiston accesses the Lower Snake River, part of the Columbia Snake River System, an incredible asset for the Northwest.

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FIBER OPTIC PROJECT

The Port of Lewiston is exploring the feasibility of constructing and leasing dark fiber optic infrastructure within the Port District to establish an open access telecommunications network for economic development purposes.

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GRAIN EXPORTS

The Columbia Snake River System is the top wheat export gateway in the United States.