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Safety alert: Corps construction near The Dalles Dam North Shore boat launch may cause delays

Published Sept. 8, 2016
PORTLAND, ORE. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is staging equipment and constructing improvements near the North Shore boat launch, which may delay visitor access. Visitors are encouraged to use extra caution when accessing the boat ramp, observe all safety signs and watch for pedestrians and equipment. 

The Corps is constructing large concrete blocks as part of a project to improve the reliability of fish passage at The Dalles Lock and Dam.  Work should be complete by late March 2017. 

Adult salmon and steelhead use the fish ladders to return to their home streams to spawn. Boaters may use alternate boat ramps at Avery Park, Horsethief Lake and Maryhill State Park in Washington and Celilo Park, located on the Oregon shore, during those times when the North Shore boat ramp is congested.

Public notices and other Portland District navigation information is available at, or for more information about Corps recreation areas visit
Diana Fredlund

Release no. 16-030