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  • September

    Fern Ridge Reservoir water levels to decrease

    The Portland District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will increase releases from Fern Ridge Reservoir beginning Monday. Outflows from the dam will gradually increase for the next three weeks. The Corps anticipates water levels in Fern Ridge will drop to 371 feet by September 10, 370.5 feet by September 17 and 369.5 feet by September 24. This will increase flows downstream by about half a foot each week at the Long Tom River gage at Monroe. In October, the Corps will continue to adjust flows to drawdown the reservoir for winter flood-season operations.
  • August

    Closure Updates at Lost Creek Lake and Elk Creek

    Jackson County officials have lowered the evacuation status in most of the Lost Creek Lake area. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reopened many recreation areas at Lost Creek Lake, while many recreation areas at Elk Creek remain closed.
  • Closures at Lost Creek Lake and Elk Creek as Wildfires Burn

    All U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recreational areas at Elk Creek and Lost Creek Lake are officially closed to all non-fire personnel until further notice due to wildfires. Several wildfires in the Medford area spread overnight and have forced an active response by fire crews.
  • May

    Kid's fishing day at Spearfish Park, June 9

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites the public to a free kid’s fishing event at Spearfish Park, near Dallesport, Washington, on June 9 from 9 a.m. to noon.
  • The Dalles Dam tours postponed during construction; Visitor center remains open

    Public tours at The Dalles Lock and Dam are postponed until further notice due to construction activities at the dam. The Dalles Dam Visitor Center is not impacted by the construction and remains open under normal operating hours.
  • April

    Rain is good news for Corps reservoirs

    Although snowpack levels are still below normal according to the National Resources Conservation Service, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Portland District doesn’t solely depend on snowpack to fill its reservoirs.