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Detroit Dam begins temperature control spill operations

June 21, 2018
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.

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

June 15, 2018
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.

Corps reports oil spill at The Dalles Lock & Dam

June 14, 2018
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.

Kid's fishing day at Spearfish Park, June 9

May 25, 2018
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.

Corps warns mariners about underwater pile dikes on Columbia River

May 15, 2018
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.

Operation Blue Roof rescues Bella the puppy in St. Thomas

May 11, 2018
During his time in St. Thomas working with the Corps' Operation Blue Roof program, Portland District's Terry Surratt rescued a puppy named Bella and brought her home to Oregon with him.

The Dalles Dam tours postponed during construction; Visitor center remains open

May 10, 2018
Public tours at The Dalles Lock and Dam are postponed until further notice due to construction activities at the dam. The Dalles Dam Visitor Center is not impacted by the construction and remains open under normal operating hours.

Summer recreational vessel lockage schedule begins May 14

May 10, 2018
May 14 marks the start of the summer schedule for recreational boaters using navigation locks to travel past U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers, according to Corps navigation planners.

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

May 4, 2018
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 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. The Portland District has not made any changes to either the draft SEA or draft FONSI from the previous review period.

Corps drills into Cottage Grove Dam during geotechnical investigation

May 3, 2018
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Dam Safety team is conducting a geotechnical investigation at Cottage Grove Dam near Eugene, Ore., beginning Thursday, which includes drilling borings in the dam embankment.
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