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  • May

    Poor water year continues - Corps hosts info session

    As warm, dry weather continues, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District is seeing a worsening water year as it strives to refill 13 Willamette Valley reservoirs for the upcoming recreation season.
  • Corps announces summer recreational lock schedule

    Motorized recreational boaters needing to pass through the three lower Columbia River dams must follow a lock schedule taking effect May 15. Commercial vessels will continue to lock through upon arrival except during the times specified for recreational vessels.
  • Summer brings hot temps, water sports and potential danger

    Last year, 27 Oregonians died in recreational boating-related incidents – the most in three decades. Incidents overall spiked in 2020. Of 96 fatal and non-fatal occurrences – a 20-year high – three happened at Portland District reservoirs. The Oregon State Marine Board tracks these and officials attribute the increase – in part – to the pandemic.
  • April

    Corps anticipates insufficient water year

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District is anticipating an insufficient water year as it refills its 13 Willamette Valley and two Rogue River Basin reservoirs for the upcoming recreation season.
  • March

    Corps considers plan to reduce Detroit Reservoir maximum pool elevation

    Portland District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers considers a plan to reduce Detroit Reservoir’s maximum pool elevation by five feet beginning this summer to reduce the likelihood of overstressing the spillway gates during a large earthquake, which might impact boat ramp access in some years.
  • February

    Logging temporarily closes parts of Lost Creek Lake recreation areas

    Upcoming logging will temporarily close Four Corners and Fire Glen campgrounds, as well as nearby portions of the Rogue River Trail, Mar. 1 – Apr. 30, 2021 at Lost Creek Lake.