News Releases

  • May

    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 waste operations and disposal at the site. 
  • April

    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 the summer conservation season.
  • Corps, sponsor ports host open houses on 20-year dredged material placement plan

    Army planners and Columbia River sponsor ports are hosting five virtual information sessions April 26-28 to update the public on their 20-year plan for managing dredged material from the Lower Columbia River.
  • March

    Inspection confirms complaint of buried waste at Elk Creek Dam

    Army technicians investigation confirms the presence of buried waste after a former contractor employee’s complaint with Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ), at Elk Creek Dam. Elk Creek Dam is 26 miles north of Medford, Ore., and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District published its site inspection report on Mar. 30, 2022. In it, the Portland District concluded it would need to investigate the site further to determine the full extent of contamination. There are potential impacts to ground and surface water in the area.
  • EPA adds Bradford Island to the Superfund list

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency adds a portion of Bradford Island, which lies within the Bonneville Lock & Dam complex and is operated by Portland District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to the National Priorities List.