Low Valley water levels at LOP
Lookout Point Dam's reservoir is currently 52% full, as of May 17 (photo from May 5). System-wide reservoir storage are 33% below the rule curve. Year-to-date precipitation in the Valley is 76% of normal. As warm, dry weather continues, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District is seeing a worsening water year as it strives to refill 13 Willamette Valley reservoirs for the upcoming recreation season. The Willamette Valley Project depends on spring and early summer rainfall to refill and lack of precipitation is making it difficult to fill multiple reservoirs.

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