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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.

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Corps juggles dam operations, fish survival in the Willamette Valley

An upcoming Corps construction project at Detroit Lake, Oregon has been generating buzz around the region because of its potential impacts on thousands of Willamette Valley residents. This project, like many U.S. Army Corps of Engineers fish-related projects in the valley, is part of a broader effort to reduce the effects of Corps-operated dams on winter steelhead and spring Chinook salmon. Both species are listed under the Endangered Species Act.
5 days ago

Eagle fans flock to The Dalles Lock & Dam

Eagles soared to new heights this year! As the Philadelphia Eagles preyed upon the New England Patriots in their first-ever Super Bowl win, bird watchers tailgated at Seufert Park and The Dalles Dam Visitor Center to witness a winter gathering of bald eagles.
5 days ago

Corps helps protect steelhead

The Corps partners with the South Santiam Watershed Council to donate timber for a steelhead restoration project on Scott Creek.
6 days ago

Joint-District News Release: Navigation locks on Columbia, Snake rivers close for annual maintenance, repairs

COLUMBIA & SNAKE RIVERS, Ore. & Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct routine annual inspections, preventative maintenance and repairs at all navigation locks on the Columbia and Snake rivers during March.
6 days ago

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers publishes request for proposals for beneficial use of dredged materials

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today published in the Federal Register its request for proposals for beneficial use of dredged material pilot projects pursuant to Section 1122 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016, Beneficial Use of Dredged Material.
12 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