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Corps accepts some electronic permit applications
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is expanding efforts to transition to paperless permitting. The Portland District Regulatory office is accepting electronic permit applications for several Oregon counties and some Washington ports.
Oaks Bottom, located in the Willamette River, is one of five sites included in the environmental restoration project partners the Corps of Engineers and the city of Portland will undertake. The Corps announced the project had received approval from the Civil Works Review Board in Washington, D.C. on July 30, 2015.
Lower Willamette restoration gets HQ nod
The Corps and the city of Portland are a step closer to restoring five sites in the lower Willamette River basin. The project will restore 74 acres of fish and wildlife habitat at two locations on the main stem Willamette, two on the Columbia Slough and one on Tryon Creek. Construction could begin in 2017.
Cody Fulkerson, 23, of Springfield, Oregon wakeboarding for the first time at Dorena Reservoir on July 12, 2014.
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Taking STEM for a ride
Mike Turaski, Portland District project manager, and other Corps employees were at the Native American Youth and Family Center recently where they taught kids to use engineering and math skills to build BMX bikes and understand why tire pressure makes a difference in racing performance.

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Announcements

The Dalles Lock and Dam downstream approach restricted to navigation lock traffic only

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has restricted boat access at the downstream navigation approach channel to lock users only.

Draft EA: Dredge Material Placement Network Modifications

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public comments on a draft environmental assessment for continued maintenance of the Columbia River Federal Navigation Channel. The proposed maintenance includes placement of dredged material on the eastern shoreline of Rice Island and re-handling material at an in-water site near Howard Island. The public comment period ends Sept. 7, 2015.

Final EA and FONSI: Trestle Bay Restoration Project

The proposed action, to implement a restoration project improving access to fish habitat in Trestle Bay, will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment and an environmental impact statement is not required. Restoring access to Trestle Bay will result in long term benefits for juvenile salmonids by improving access/egress to important shallow-water habitat.

Oaks Bottom draft Feasibility Report and EA

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District is seeking public comments on the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment for Oaks Bottom Section 206 Habitat Restoration Project in Multnomah County, Oregon.

Study schedule: Lower Willamette River Environmental Dredging and Ecosystem Restoration, Integrated Feasibility Study and Environmental Assessment, Final Report

The current study schedule for five key milestones associated with the Corps Lower Willamette River Ecosystem Restoration Study.

Summer recreation lockage schedule begins May 15

Portland District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is implementing its 2015 seasonal lockage schedule for the passage of recreational vessels.

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