News Releases

  • Power disruption, aging infrastructure impact fish hatchery

    The main electrical power feeder from Lost Creek Dam to the Cole M. Rivers Hatchery failed at the end of April 2021. Since then, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has been working to repair the line and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) staff have assisted as needed.
  • Corps developing long-term plans for Cottage Grove and Dorena lakes, wants public input

    The land-use plan (Master Plan or MP) for Cottage Grove and Dorena lakes is out-of-date, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is in the process of updating it. Corps staff are seeking input from the public on MP development during four upcoming information sessions.
  • Corps, partners host Long Tom River dam modification info session

    The City of Monroe, Oregon, and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians have entered an agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to study the feasibility of improving fish passage near the Monroe drop structure on the Long Tom River. Public participation and feedback are important, and the Corps and its partners will seek input during an info session Nov. 3, 4-5 p.m.
  • Environmental Assessment for Boardman City Water Facility Expansion

    Beginning today, the public has 15 days to comment on Portland District’s Environmental Assessment (EA) for a Boardman, Ore. proposed water facility expansion.
  • Parts of Lost Creek Lake recreation area temporarily close for logging

    Upcoming timber harvest will close the Fire Glen Campground, as well as the Rogue River Trail between Lewis Road Trailhead and the Blue Grotto at Lost Creek Lake, October 15th – December 31st, 2021. The Viewpoint Mike trail will also be closed.
  • Uncle Sam wants you – to get vaccinated

    In an effort to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations in their communities, Portland District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees have been sharing their vaccination stories.
  • Winter recreational lock schedule begins September 30 on Lower Columbia

    Motorized recreational boaters needing to pass through the three lower Columbia River dams need to do so during daylight hours only, on request, starting September 30, 2021 through May 15, 2022.
  • We … want … a shrubbery … or some volunteers to plant shrubberies

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites volunteers who aren’t afraid of the “Knights who say Ni” or shrubberies (Monty Python and the Holy Grail movie reference) to help it celebrate National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 25.
  • Out-of-season outage closes The Dalles Dam navigation lock

    An out-of-season outage will close The Dalles Dam’s navigation lock, Sept. 14-15, 2021. A specialized U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rope-access (climbing) inspection team will be performing an assessment, which is part of a required five-year cycle.
  • Corps plans Depoe Bay dredging, after environmental assessment

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin dredging Depoe Bay, Ore. to remove 2,000 cubic yards of material between September 13 and the end of the month. The work will take place for seven to 14 days and is an effort, with the City of Depoe Bay, to clean out the sediment catch basin.

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