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People of the Portland District
Jesse Brownlee, Rogue River natural resource manager
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Willamette Valley perspective
Erik Petersen discusses balancing competing demands within the Willamette Valley Project
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Honoring the Heroes of an Historic Sea Rescue
On Sept. 10, 1957, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hopper dredge William T. Rossell received an award for a spotless two-year safety record. Hours later the Rossell was struck by a freighter. What followed was one of the most dramatic events in the history of the Coos Bay – the helicopter rescue of 15 sailors from the rapidly sinking vessel.
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Corps takes final step for McKenzie fish passage
An Environmental Assessment for fish passage at Cougar Dam is progressing
Rebuilding the Mouth of the Columbia River Jetty System 133 years later.
Mouth of the Columbia River Jetty System
Rebuilding the Mouth of the Columbia River Jetty System 133 years later.

Recent News


Corps drills into Foster Dam during geotechnical investigation

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Dam Safety team will conduct a geotechnical investigation at Foster Dam near Sweet Home, Oregon. Drilling should begin on October 22 and it will include boring into the dam’s embankment or rock-fill portion of the dam.
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Partners united for salmon, steelhead and lamprey extend Columbia Basin Fish Accords

States, tribes, and three federal agencies continue to work side by side for the good of endangered salmon and steelhead as they extend the historic Columbia Basin Fish Accords for up to four more years. The original agreements, signed in 2008, provided states and tribes more than $900 million to implement projects benefitting salmon, steelhead, and other fish and wildlife, and $50 million for Pacific lamprey passage improvements at federal dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers.
4 days ago

New hopes for the Rogue

The movie “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope” premiered on screens throughout the country in 1977. Around that same time, the Corps updated the Rogue River Basin project master plans to reflect new hopes for Lost Creek Lake, Elk Creek, and Applegate Dam.
7 days ago

Public Notices


Finding of Significant Impact for Hammond Small Boat Basin Disposal

Interested parties are hereby notified that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (USACE) has signed Hammond Small Boat Basin Disposal Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), Clatsop County, Oregon. USACE prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the action in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality’s NEPA regulations (40 C.F.R. parts 1500-1508), and the Corps’ NEPA regulations (33 C.F.R. part 230).
9 days ago

Corps signs a Memorandum of Agreement with Clean Water Services

Portland District signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Clean Water Services to accept and expend funds to expedite the processing of their Department of the Army permit applications.
28 days ago

Mid-Columbia River Regional Master Plan & Integrated Environmental Assessment

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (Corps) is making available for public review the 60% draft Mid-Columbia River Regional Master Plan and Integrated Environmental Assessment (EA) for Corps-owned lands associated with Bonneville, The Dalles, John Day and Willow Creek projects. Integrated into the master plan is an EA, prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality’s NEPA regulations (40 C.F.R. parts 1500-1508), and the Corps’ NEPA regulations (33 C.F.R. part 230).
28 days ago