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  • Through groundbreaking consultation, Corps signs programmatic agreement to protect Willamette Valley’s cultural, historic resources

    The Portland District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and partners have finalized an agreement that will enhance the protection of historic and cultural resources across the Willamette Valley while carrying out critical Corps projects.
  • Corps expects rain event to help fill low reservoirs

    Army water managers expect an atmospheric river that’s dumping heavy rain in the Pacific Northwest will help refill some reservoirs this week. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) officials anticipate this event will help bring Blue River and Dorena reservoirs up to normal lake levels for this time of year.
  • Corps considers future changes that may impact Willamette Valley System operations, maintenance

    Army engineers and planners are considering major changes that may impact the continued operations and maintenance of the Willamette Valley System (WVS). U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) staff continue developing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for WVS operations and maintenance in accordance with authorized project purposes, while meeting Endangered Species Act (ESA) obligations to avoid jeopardizing the continued existence of listed species.
  • Virtual reality experience shows Willamette Valley environmental progress

    Army engineers and planners continue developing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Willamette Valley System (WVS) that will address the continued operations and maintenance of the System in accordance with authorized project purposes; while meeting Endangered Species Act obligations to avoid jeopardizing the continued existence of listed species.
  • Corps developing long-term plans for Cottage Grove and Dorena lakes, wants public input

    The land-use plan (Master Plan or MP) for Cottage Grove and Dorena lakes is out-of-date, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is in the process of updating it. Corps staff are seeking input from the public on MP development during four upcoming information sessions.
  • Corps, partners host Long Tom River dam modification info session

    The City of Monroe, Oregon, and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians have entered an agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to study the feasibility of improving fish passage near the Monroe drop structure on the Long Tom River. Public participation and feedback are important, and the Corps and its partners will seek input during an info session Nov. 3, 4-5 p.m.
  • Drought, lack of measurable rain drains Willamette Valley reservoirs - Corps hosts info session

    Nearly 50 days without measurable rain, combined with hot, dry conditions, has made reservoir levels in the Willamette Valley the lowest in six years. Additionally, forecasts are not predicting enough precipitation to alleviate the ongoing drought in the Pacific Northwest. To help the public understand the conditions, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District will host an info session Thursday, Aug. 5th from 12-1 p.m. to update the public about lake levels and recreation opportunities in its 13 Willamette Valley reservoirs.
  • Poor water year continues - Corps hosts info session

    As warm, dry weather continues, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District is seeing a worsening water year as it strives to refill 13 Willamette Valley reservoirs for the upcoming recreation season.
  • Corps closes recreation areas due to Willamette Valley fires

    Due to multiple fires burning throughout the Willamette Valley, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District is closing all of the recreation areas it manages near its dams.
  • Reservoir refill conditions improve in Willamette Valley

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District anticipates better water refill across the Willamette Valley Project throughout the summer than previously forecast.

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