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  • August

    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.
  • Corps to host solar eclipse viewing at Willow Creek Dam

    PORTLAND, Ore. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is partnering with the City of Heppner to open Willow Creek Dam to the public on Aug. 21 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. for the chance to view a rare total solar eclipse at 99 percent totality. Visitors are welcome to bring a chair and sit within designated areas on the dam to enjoy this rare solar eclipse. Solar eclipse viewing glasses will be available at no charge for the first 250 visitors.