Women play a vital role in developing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and this great nation. They serve across all career paths in USACE, as leaders and supervisors, engineers and rangers, scientists, and administrators, to name a few.
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.
Army water managers will delay refilling Cougar and Fall Creek reservoirs and conduct spill operations at Foster Dam as required by the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon’s Willamette Valley injunction because of recent litigation.
The acronym-laden and typically dry use of social media by many federal agencies is … understandable, but there are exceptions. One is Portland District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Facebook Page. It’s so different, in fact, multiple media outlets have written stories about its quirky nature.y and engaging.
Instead of skipping ahead to winter holidays, let’s fall back and celebrate autumn and Halloween by highlighting a fish that has been demonized in the past, partly for its looks, and partly for our past perceptions of it as a blood-sucking, bottom-feeding trash fish*: the Pacific lamprey.
Mother Nature can be comforting and calm but this year it seems like she used our first, middle and last name as she scolded (or scalded) us … “Pacific North [emphasis added] West, what in the world were you thinking?!” … for punching our hypothetical little sister (California).


Corps’ summer recreational lock schedule to take effect May 15
Motorized recreational boaters who need to pass through the three lower Columbia River dams must follow a lock schedule taking effect May 15...
Corps to Host Public Meeting on Bradford Island Cleanup
Portland District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) will host a virtual public meeting May 12, 5:30-7 p.m., to discuss the ongoing cleanup of contaminants found at Bradford Island from historical...
Corps facing historically dry year in Rogue River Basin
Army water managers for the Rogue River Basin will hold a virtual information session May 3, 3-4 p.m., to discuss challenges that are hampering efforts to refill the basin’s two reservoirs ahead of...

Public Notices

Corps seeks comment on Sand Island Pile Dike Repairs Draft Environmental Assessment
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (Corps) plans to repair its Sand Island Pile Dike System, which will fully restore the channel training functionality of the deteriorating pile dike...
SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE - Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement And Scoping Comment Period For The Proposed NEXT Renewable Fuels Oregon Project
The purpose of this Special Public Notice is to announce the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District’s (Corps) Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and...
Portland Metro Levee System Flood Management Study Finding of No Significant Impact Signed
On April 13, 2022, the commander of Portland District Corps of Engineers signed a Finding of No Significant Impact for Portland Metro Levee System Feasibility Study, Integrated Feasibility Report and...

Celebrating 150 Years of Service


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

Virtual Bonneville