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Civil Works boundaries
  • Covers most of Oregon & part of Washington
  • Includes nearly 97 thousand miles of land & shoreline
  • Operate & maintain 21 multi-purpose projects
Tribal coordination
  • Involves 15 tribes spanning Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California and Nevada
    • Four tribes have treaty fishing rights on the Columbia River
  • Address concerns regarding natural and cultural resources
District resources
  • FY14 workforce: 1,266 civilians, 4 military
  • FY12 annual budget: $420 million
  • FY13 contracted $142.5 million
Emergency response
  • Deployed 82 people for disaster response operations since 2011
  • Deployed 268 people to overseas contingency operations since 2003
Hydropower
  • 12 plants on Columbia & Willamette rivers
  • Annually generates 32 million megawatt-hours of electricity
  • Provides electricity for 3 million
Hydroelectric Design Center
  • Corps hydropower experts
  • Large pump station
  • Nationally serves 18 districts
  • Supported overseas contingency operations for hydropower
  • Global plant inspections
 Managing flood risk 
  • 21 dams to help reduce flood risks
  • 365 miles of levees and bank protection
  • 255 local flood protection projects (flood walls, levees, & channel improvements)
  • $2.5 billion for constructing major flood risk reduction projects on the Columbia River
  • $20 billion in cumulative damages prevented since construction

Navigation

  • Columbia River Basin: 485 navigable miles
  • Locks pass 10 of 50.5 million tons shipped
  • Operate and maintain 3 of 10 locks in Northwestern Division
  • 10 deep draft (>14 ft.) ports
  • 12 shallow draft harbors
  • 12 large-scale jetty structures
  • $12 billion in annual export / import traffic
  • 50.5 million tons of annual commerce
  • Two hopper dredges: Yaquina & Essayons

 Recreation

  • 135 recreation sites
  • 3 visitor centers
  • 55 boat ramps
  • 495 campsites
  • 751 miles of shoreline
  • 6.7 million visits in FY2012
  • 2,836 jobs created by or rely on Corps recreation
  • 938 volunteers provided estimated value of more than $478 thousand in FY2012.

 Regulatory programs

  • $3.3 million program in FY13
  • 848 permit decisions issues
  • 64.46% general permit decisions made within 60 days
  • 31.25% of individual permit decisions made within 120 days
  • 316 Endangered Species Act consults
  • 466 consultations with tribes completed
  • 339 historic site reviews performed

Supporting fish migrationimage of migrating fish

  • $137.6 million in FY11 for Columbia River Fish Mitigation Program

 

Water supply

  • More than 6.5 million acres irrigated by Columbia River

 

Contact us:

Portland District
P.O. Box 2946
Portland OR 97208-2946

503-808-4510