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Welcome to the Portland District Newsroom, an information hub for journalists and media organizations. If you are not a journalist and have a question about a program, permit, or mission area of the Portland District, please contact the Public Affairs Office via email at cenwp-pa@usace.army.mil or by phone at 503-808-4510.

Latest 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.
3 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.
9 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.
10 days ago

Kid's fishing day at Spearfish Park, June 9

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites the public to a free kid’s fishing event at Spearfish Park, near Dallesport, Washington, on June 9 from 9 a.m. to noon.
30 days ago

Corps warns mariners about underwater pile dikes on Columbia River

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers advises recreational boaters and commercial mariners that recent high water levels may be concealing some pile dikes on the Columbia River.
40 days ago
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Media Contacts

Please contact the Portland District Public Affairs Office at 503-808-4510 or cenwp-pa@usace.army.mil for general inquiries. For specific media opportunities or information related to one of our projects, program areas or locations, please contact the associated public affairs manager.

Tom Conning

Senior Public Affairs Specialist
edward.t.conning@usace.army.mil
503-808-4516

Program Areas

  • Willamette Valley
  • Fish Programs
  • Emergency Management
  • Section 408 Permits
  • VA Medical Center Construction

Sarah Bennett

Public Affairs Specialist
sarah.p.bennett@usace.army.mil
503-808-4514

Program Areas

  • Rogue River Basin
  • Environmental Restoration
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Recreation
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
  • Tribal Relationships

Karim Delgado

Public Affairs Specialist
karim.d.delgado@usace.army.mil
503-808-4513

Program Areas

  • Columbia River
  • Mount St. Helens
  • Willamette Falls Locks
  • Avian and Pinniped Predation
  • Flood Risk Management

Jeff Henon

Public Affairs Specialist
jeffrey.m.henon@usace.army.mil
503-808-4529

Program Areas

  • Oregon Coast
  • Channels and Harbors
  • Regulatory Permitting