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  • 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.
  • May

    Play It Safe When You’re In, On or Near The Water

    Before you head out for a day around water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds you and everyone in your group to wear a life jacket.
  • September

    Plant a tree, camp for free

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites volunteers to roll up their sleeves and devote Sept. 24 to planting trees and shrubs and improving parks at Cottage Grove Reservoir. The event supports National Public Lands Day--the nation’s largest annual, single-day volunteer restoration effort for America’s public lands.
  • Safety alert: Corps construction near The Dalles Dam North Shore boat launch may cause delays

    Access to the North Shore boat launch may be delayed due to construction until the estimated completion in March 2017.