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Corps seeks public comment on draft Willamette Falls Locks Integrated Disposition Study and Environmental Assessment

Published May 23, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public comment on its draft Integrated Disposition Study and Environmental Assessment for de-authorization and disposal of the Willamette Falls Locks.

The Corps proposes to recommend Congressional de-authorization and disposal of the Willamette Falls Locks after performing minor modification for seismic retrofits and to install perimeter fencing, and debris and boat barriers.

The draft study is an effort to identify necessary actions to prepare the facility for disposal and to develop a preliminary opinion regarding the marketability of the project. As part of the Corps’ analysis, it has accounted for known stakeholder interests, local opportunities and the capability of potential lock users.

The draft study is available for review and comment on the Willamette Falls Locks section of the Portland District website at

Questions or comments should be directed to Kelly Janes by phone at 503-808-4771, by email at, or by regular mail at:

District Engineer
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District
Attn: CENWP-PM-E/Kelly Janes
P.O. Box 2946
Portland, Oregon 97208-2946

The Corps will consider all comments received or postmarked by June 22 July 12 and make a determination of significance of impacts resulting from the proposed action. Please reference public notice CENWP-PM-E-17-01 in all written correspondence.

Editor's note on June 16, 2017: The Corps extended the comment period for the draft Willamette Falls Locks Integrated Disposition Study and Environmental Assessment from June 22 to July 12. This extension allows more time for review and discussion of the proposal by interested stakeholders.

Karim Delgado

Release no. 17-013

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