PORTLAND, Ore. - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regulators say Oregon’s drought conditions could impact some project plans. Anyone planning to do work in waters which may be affected by the drought should first contact the Corps Regulatory representative for their county.
"We are encouraging people who already have permits or those who may need them," said Andrea Wagner, Portland District regulatory specialist, "to consider their potential permit needs and contact us before beginning work that may be impacted by drought conditions."
A permit modification may be needed if the originally permitted action or construction techniques must be modified due to the change in water elevations and/or site conditions.
Information about the Portland District Regulatory Program is available online at http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory.aspx. The Corps has regulatory specialists assigned to each county in Oregon; they can answer questions and help determine if a permit or modification is needed.
Information regarding the impact of drought conditions on Corps reservoirs and water levels is available at http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Water/Drought.aspx.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in coordination with tribes and state and federal agencies, is responsible for protecting our nation's aquatic environment, including wetlands.
Release no. 15-020