Volunteers with Portland District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers learn to process calls at the district’s headquarters in downtown Portland Sept. 28 as they prepare to staff a Corps-run call center to help homeowners affected by hurricane damage.
A giant bucket – the size of a 1970s Volkswagen bus – swings through the air after it gobbles up 20 cubic yards of gravel blocking (shoaling-in) access to parts of the Port of Gold Beach, Ore.
Drownings and boating-related deaths needlessly continue claiming lives in Oregon, recently fueled by a heat wave.
With sizzling temperatures reaching the triple-digits in Portland and the Pacific Northwest this week, people’s demand for electricity is sure to increase. Seasonal surges like this happen during heat waves, cold snaps and, in the mornings before work and in the afternoons when people return home.
The Corps of Engineers' Northwestern Division led a regional exercise June 14-16 to prepare its teams of emergency planners, operators, and engineers for the possibility of a severe earthquake from the Cascadia Subduction Zone.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains and assesses the locks along the Columbia and Snake rivers on an annual basis to keep an estimated $23 billion dollars’ worth of commerce flowing.

News

Corps’ hurricane response mission finds new home in Portland
9/29/2022
As Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida Sept. 28, more than a dozen volunteers with the Portland District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prepared for a new mission: taking calls from those affected...
Winter recreational lock schedule begins Sept. 15 on Lower Columbia
9/13/2022
Motorized recreational boaters who need to pass through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps’) three lower Columbia River dams must do so during daylight hours only, upon request, Sept. 15 through...
9,200 buckets later, Corps dredging halfway complete at Gold Beach
9/9/2022
A giant bucket – the size of a 1970s Volkswagen bus – swings through the air after it gobbles up 20 cubic yards of gravel blocking (shoaling-in) access to parts of the Port of Gold Beach, Ore. The...

Public Notices

Corps seeking public comment on Willamette Valley Draft Programmatic Environmental Statement
11/22/2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Portland District, has completed a draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that programmatically reviews operations and maintenance of USACE projects...
Advanced Maintenance Dredging Plan Moving Forward - Finding of No Significant Impacts Signed
10/31/2022
Advanced maintenance dredging at the confluence of the lower Columbia and Cowlitz rivers to reduce risk to users by providing reliable passage of commercial and recreational traffic can proceed...

Celebrating 150 Years of Service

 

Portland District has been serving the nation since April 17, 1871.

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