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  • January

    Quirky, fun government online presence surprises, pleases (usually) public

    The acronym-laden and typically dry use of social media by many federal agencies is … understandable, but there are exceptions. One is Portland District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Facebook Page. It’s so different, in fact, multiple media outlets have written stories about its quirky nature.
  • April

    Portland District celebrates 150 years of service

    Oregon’s Gov. Kate Brown and Secretary of State Shemia Fagan announce April 17, 2021 as “Portland District USACE Day” in a proclamation.
  • October

    Winter changes to Lower Columbia River recreational lock schedule

    Recreational boaters who need to move through the three lower Columbia River dams’ locks must do so during daylight hours, on request. This change began September 30 and will continue until May 15, 2021 at Bonneville, The Dalles and John Day. This is an annual and a regularly scheduled part of operations during the winter season.
  • December

    CORPS HOLDING OPEN-HOUSE MEETINGS ON LEVEE SYSTEM FEASIBILITY STUDY

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently launched its New Start Feasibility Study of the Portland metropolitan area levee system. The three-year federal feasibility study process will lead to a recommendation to Congress for federal investment in addressing the problem areas and vulnerabilities in the area’s local levee and drainage system.
  • November

    Corps performs field studies at Willamette Valley dams

    Construction crews are on site at Hills Creek Dam as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers begins field investigation at some of its dams. The investigations at Hills Creek, Cougar and Lookout Point dams will give the Corps additional information to better understand conditions within the dams and in their foundations.
  • October

    Corps talks upcoming projects with potential contractors

    Business representatives interested in working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are invited to the upcoming fiscal year 17 Industry Day. Those who attend will learn about future Corps projects and how to compete for them. The event is Nov. 2 at the 911 Federal Building at 911 N.E. 11th Ave., Portland, Oregon. Seating is limited and registration is required.