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McGlinn Island jetty repair work finished

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Swinomish Indian Tribal Community took filling in the gaps to a new level at the aging McGlinn-to-Goat Island rock jetty south of La Conner.

The M/V SeaHorse was contracted for just over two weeks in late May and early June to remove fill material several times a day from a loading area north of the jetty to the work site to plug gaps impacting spring outbound salmon runs.

The emergency repairs, designed to reduce Skagit River flow velocities through the jetty, were completed June 9.

The work involved placement of thousands of cubic yards of cobble and sedi...


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