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  • September

    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 reference) to help it celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 22.
  • May

    Corps drills into Cottage Grove Dam during geotechnical investigation

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Dam Safety team is conducting a geotechnical investigation at Cottage Grove Dam near Eugene, Ore., beginning Thursday, which includes drilling borings in the dam embankment.
  • November

    Ongoing improvements for fish passage at Foster Dam to close road

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close the road on top of Foster Dam, Sweet Home, Oregon, to remove a large crane, Dec. 4-29. During this time, Foster Dam Road will be closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic. For a time, the Corps used the crane and elevator system, which was innovative for its time, for adult fish collection and passage over Foster Dam; however, the equipment wasn’t fully successful in moving fish above the dam in an efficient manner. Corps biologists concluded there were better options.
  • Corps seeks Willamette Valley reservoir storage reallocation study review

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s system of 13 dams and reservoirs in the Willamette River Basin’s primary purpose is flood risk management. However, Oregon residents benefit from reservoir water in a variety of other ways, including hydropower generation and recreation. The Corps is in the process of determining if a reallocation of water storage could grant municipal and industrial water supply, irrigation and fish and wildlife better access to the stored water.
  • August

    Fall Creek Dam getting new fish facility

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Construction crews are rebuilding Fall Creek Dam’s Adult Fish Collection Facility southeast of Eugene, Oregon. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is doing this to meet requirements of the 2008 Willamette Project biological opinions to support the safe collection and transport of wild spring Chinook and winter steelhead upstream of the dam.
  • Total solar eclipse will pass over Corps projects

    PORTLAND, Ore. – On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will pass over several U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ reservoirs and dams in western Oregon. The eclipse will cross the entire continent for the first time in 38 years, and people from all over the country will come to Oregon to witness this short-duration, yet impactful phenomenon. While several sites will be prime viewing locations for the solar eclipse, Corps dams are critical federal facilities that will continue to operate as usual. All normal rules and regulations will remain in effect, and Corps operators may institute additional safety and security measures in anticipation of high visitation.