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  • November

    Ongoing improvements for fish passage at Foster Dam to close road

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close the road on top of Foster Dam, Sweet Home, Oregon, to remove a large crane, Dec. 4-29. During this time, Foster Dam Road will be closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic. For a time, the Corps used the crane and elevator system, which was innovative for its time, for adult fish collection and passage over Foster Dam; however, the equipment wasn’t fully successful in moving fish above the dam in an efficient manner. Corps biologists concluded there were better options.
  • Corps awards hatchery operations contract

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $6.2 million contract to Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to operate and maintain the Bonneville Fish Hatchery, on the Columbia River. The firm-fixed contract is for one year, with two consecutive option years, if exercised, in-order-to produce fall Chinook to aid in mitigation obligations for The Dalles and John Day dams.
  • Corps seeks Willamette Valley reservoir storage reallocation study review

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s system of 13 dams and reservoirs in the Willamette River Basin’s primary purpose is flood risk management. However, Oregon residents benefit from reservoir water in a variety of other ways, including hydropower generation and recreation. The Corps is in the process of determining if a reallocation of water storage could grant municipal and industrial water supply, irrigation and fish and wildlife better access to the stored water.
  • October

    Public comments sought on proposal to expand Port Orford nearshore dredge placement area

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public comments on our proposal to expand the nearshore dredge material placement site we use in maintaining the navigation channel near Port Orford, located on the southern coast of Oregon.
  • Improved infrastructure at Wiley Park to be installed Friday

    You may have noticed some recent changes to Wiley Park, a small recreation area and boat ramp on the South Santiam River below Foster Dam and Reservoir, near Sweet Home, Oregon. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has removed an old and deteriorating restroom and is replacing it with a more efficient, vault-style toilet that will be easier and less expensive to maintain.
  • Secure business with the Corps in 2018

    Antiterrorism and Operational Security, also known as OPSEC, will lead off this year’s U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Industry Day event. The session will provide potential contractors an overview of current antiterrorism and OPSEC contract clauses, training and on-site requirements. The Corps’ industry day event is Nov. 1, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas, Oregon. Seating is limited and registration is required.