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  • 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.
  • August

    Fire support causes temporary recreation area closures

    PORTLAND, Ore. – *UPDATE* Four recreation areas at Dexter and Lookout Point dams are closed to the public to support firefighting efforts at the Jones Fire, east of Eugene, Ore. The Jones fire is located in the Little Fall Creek watershed in the Willamette National Forest.
  • 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.
  • July

    Reservoir drawdowns, dam construction impact McKenzie River recreation

    Increased water releases from Cougar and Blue River dams will limit access to some recreation opportunities in those areas. The McKenzie River will also have higher than normal flows as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reduces reservoir levels behind the dams to support maintenance and rehabilitation of the structures’ spillway gates.