Learn more about the Port’s Channel Modification Project at the Coos Bay Library! The Port of Coos Bay is proposing to deepen and widen the Federal navigation channel through its Coos Bay Channel Modification Project. The Port is currently in the engineering and design phase of the Coos Bay Channel Modification project and is coordinating with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers since they play several roles in the area, including new long-term maintenance of the channel. This project will expand the existing channel from -37’ depth and 300’ width to -45’ depth and 450’ width from the channel entrance to river mile 8.2. The channel modification project is instrumental in facilitating future economic development in Oregon and will accommodate the growing global fleet. The last deepening project modifying the Coos Bay Navigation Channel was from 1996 to 1998, increasing the authorized channel depth from -35’ to -37’. The Coos Bay Channel Modification Project requires authorization from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other agencies. The Port will obtain all necessary permits and authorizations for the project and conduct the dredging activities.