Hood River Sandbar


Changing Times
by Jim Ealer

The sandbar is here to stay. That’s the reality that came out of the Port of Hood River’s February 13 meeting of the Waterfront Recreation Committee

Since last November,  the Port of Hood River estimates that the sandbar has expanded by about 26 acres–or about 1.5 million cubic yards of sand.  While this seems like a large increase, historical photographs show that the Hood River delta is simply returning its average size prior to construction of the Bonneville and Dalles Dams.  As hydrologist Andrew Jansky said at the meeting, “this is simply Mother Nature bringing Mt. Hood back to the sea, with a stop in Hood River.” Continue reading “Hood River Sandbar”