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  • April

    Corps facing historically dry year in Rogue River Basin

    Army water managers for the Rogue River Basin will hold a virtual information session May 3, 3-4 p.m., to discuss challenges that are hampering efforts to refill the basin’s two reservoirs ahead of the summer conservation season.
  • Corps, sponsor ports host open houses on 20-year dredged material placement plan

    Army planners and Columbia River sponsor ports are hosting five virtual information sessions April 26-28 to update the public on their 20-year plan for managing dredged material from the Lower Columbia River.
  • March

    Inspection confirms complaint of buried waste at Elk Creek Dam

    Army technicians investigation confirms the presence of buried waste after a former contractor employee’s complaint with Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ), at Elk Creek Dam. Elk Creek Dam is 26 miles north of Medford, Ore., and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District published its site inspection report on Mar. 30, 2022. In it, the Portland District concluded it would need to investigate the site further to determine the full extent of contamination. There are potential impacts to ground and surface water in the area.
  • January

    Corps considers future changes that may impact Willamette Valley System operations, maintenance

    Army engineers and planners are considering major changes that may impact the continued operations and maintenance of the Willamette Valley System (WVS). U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) staff continue developing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for WVS operations and maintenance in accordance with authorized project purposes, while meeting Endangered Species Act (ESA) obligations to avoid jeopardizing the continued existence of listed species.
  • December

    Virtual reality experience shows Willamette Valley environmental progress

    Army engineers and planners continue developing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Willamette Valley System (WVS) that will address the continued operations and maintenance of the System in accordance with authorized project purposes; while meeting Endangered Species Act obligations to avoid jeopardizing the continued existence of listed species.
  • October

    Corps, partners host Long Tom River dam modification info session

    The City of Monroe, Oregon, and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians have entered an agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to study the feasibility of improving fish passage near the Monroe drop structure on the Long Tom River. Public participation and feedback are important, and the Corps and its partners will seek input during an info session Nov. 3, 4-5 p.m.