Portland District

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Operation Blue Roof rescues Bella the puppy
Terry Surratt, Portland District engineer technician, with Bella the puppy in St. Thomas.
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Corps highlights non-engineering careers
Natural Resource Specialist Amy Redmond talks to students during career fair.
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Looming tower casts shadow across Valley
Residents voice a mix of anxieties about a project at Detroit Dam.
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Corps uses two key methods for fish passage
The fish ladder at John Day Dam allows adult fish to migrate upstream.
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Portland supports disaster relief efforts
About 125 team members have volunteered to deploy in support of disaster relief efforts since August.

Recent News

Detroit Dam begins temperature control spill operations

The Corps began temperature control spill operations early this morning to change water temperature in the North Santiam River to create optimal spawning and rearing conditions for threatened spring Chinook and winter steelhead.
2 days ago

Spill operations for temperature control delayed at Detroit Dam: City of Salem requested delay to allow for testing of new toxin detection equipment

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) will again delay spill operations for temperature control to allow the City of Salem time to implement and train personnel on new equipment and treatment options designed to better test and prevent toxins from entering Salem’s water treatment facility.
8 days ago

Corps reports oil spill at The Dalles Lock & Dam

Today, dam operators from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers confirmed the loss of approximately 53 gallons of oil from one of the generating units at The Dalles Dam. The Corps is dedicated to rapid spill responses and is in the process of determining the exact cause of the spill.
9 days ago

Public Notices

Jordan Cove Application for Permit and to Alter Federally Authorized Projects

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District is seeking public comment on a proposal from Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas to conduct work impacting waters of the United States and the alteration of federally-authorized projects.
32 days ago

Corps opens new comment period for Willow Creek Dam draft supplemental EA and FONSI

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, is providing an additional 30-day public review period for the draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) and draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the long-term release of an additional 1,000 acre-feet of stored water for irrigation from the Willow Creek Dam and Lake Project.
51 days ago

Joint Public Notice - Intent to Create a Wetland Mitigation Bank in Linn County, Oregon

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District and the Oregon Department of State Lands are seeking public comment on a proposal to establish a wetland mitigation bank on up to 92 acres of a farmed parcel in Linn County, Oregon.
57 days ago