The U.S. Coast Guard is conducting a waterways analysis and management system study of the Columbia River Entrance including Baker Bay, Chinook Channel, Skipanon Channel and Youngs Bay.

The Coast Guard will hold a meeting to discuss the study 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Columbia River Maritime Museum, 1792 Marine Drive, Astoria.

The study focuses on the waterway's present aids to navigation system, marine casualty information, changes in marine vessel usage, port and harbor resources, emergency response plans and future development.

Users of the waterways are invited to fill out a survey concerning their adequacy and safety. Deadline for comments Feb. 28.

For more details, contact the officer in charge at 325-1601.

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