Lower Columbia Region Harbor Safety Committee


The Lower Columbia Region Harbor Safety Committee (LCRHSC) is an open forum comprised of public and private stakeholders in Oregon and SW Washington with vital interests in assuring safe navigation to protect the environment, property and personnel on the waterways within the Lower Columbia Region.

stakeholders accomplish the mission by adopting or developing appropriate standards and guidelines that address environmental and operational elements of maritime operations unique to the Lower Columbia Region.

The LCRHSC provides an inclusive, cooperative and equitable venue for
addressing waterways issues to ensure the continuation and improvement of prudent management practices for our local waterways. Throughout the process, the LCRHSC strives to ensure reliable and efficient marine transportation.


  • MAKE WAY: As Fishing Season is underway here in the Lower Columbia Region, please note the Make Way guidelines listed in the Pilotage Updates and Safety section of our website. By law, small vessels must give ships and barges room to safely pass. Maximum fine: $5,000. Boat Responsibly!

  • HARBOR SAFETY PLAN: It's here! The 2016 Lower Columbia Region Harbor Safety Plan has been updated and is available for download!  Update your copy today! Please see the sidebar to download your copy!  We recommend all vessels traveling on our river system carry a copy of the plan on board.

  • HARBOR SAFETY PLAN FLYER: Want to learn more about the Harbor Safety Plan? Click here for a copy of the Harbor Safety Plan flyer - an introduction the the Harbor Safety Plan. 

    This flyer is intended for distribution to the entire maritime community of the Lower Columbia Region. 

  • 2016 EXTENDED  LOCK OUTAGE: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning an extensive lock-outage along the Columbia-Snake River System beginning in December 2016-March 2017. For further information, please visit the USACE website.


21st Century Waterways: The Changing Tides of Harbor Safety

To view the presentations and the final program, please click here!







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