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Welcome to the Portland District Newsroom, an information hub for journalists and media organizations. If you are not a journalist and have a question about a program, permit, or mission area of the Portland District, please contact the Public Affairs Office via email at cenwp-pa@usace.army.mil or by phone at 503-808-4510.

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CORPS HOLDING OPEN-HOUSE MEETINGS ON LEVEE SYSTEM FEASIBILITY STUDY

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently launched its New Start Feasibility Study of the Portland metropolitan area levee system. The three-year federal feasibility study process will lead to a recommendation to Congress for federal investment in addressing the problem areas and vulnerabilities in the area’s local levee and drainage system.
yesterday

Low Willamette Valley reservoir water levels pose potential dangers

Due to low water levels in many Corps reservoirs in the Willamette Valley, officials are warning reservoir users of potential hazards. The low levels, a result of low precipitation this fall, are exposing soft, muddy areas of lakebed, which could pose a danger to users.
25 days ago

Road and areas at Cape Disappointment State Park will remain closed to the public due to North Jetty construction activity

Public access to the North Jetty, North Jetty Road and nearby parking lots at Cape Disappointment State Park will remain closed through the winter, until Nov. 19, 2019.
42 days ago

Corps drills into Foster Dam during geotechnical investigation

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Dam Safety team will conduct a geotechnical investigation at Foster Dam near Sweet Home, Oregon. Drilling should begin on October 22 and it will include boring into the dam’s embankment or rock-fill portion of the dam.
54 days ago

Partners united for salmon, steelhead and lamprey extend Columbia Basin Fish Accords

States, tribes, and three federal agencies continue to work side by side for the good of endangered salmon and steelhead as they extend the historic Columbia Basin Fish Accords for up to four more years. The original agreements, signed in 2008, provided states and tribes more than $900 million to implement projects benefitting salmon, steelhead, and other fish and wildlife, and $50 million for Pacific lamprey passage improvements at federal dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers.
57 days ago
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Media Contacts

Please contact the Portland District Public Affairs Office at 503-808-4510 or cenwp-pa@usace.army.mil for general inquiries. For specific media opportunities or information related to one of our projects, program areas or locations, please contact the associated public affairs manager.

Tom Conning

Senior Public Affairs Specialist
edward.t.conning@usace.army.mil
503-808-4516

Program Areas

  • Willamette Valley
  • Fish Programs
  • Emergency Management
  • Section 408 Permits
  • VA Medical Center Construction

Sarah Bennett

Public Affairs Specialist
sarah.p.bennett@usace.army.mil
503-808-4514

Program Areas

  • Rogue River Basin
  • Environmental Restoration
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Recreation
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
  • Tribal Relationships

Karim Delgado

Public Affairs Specialist
karim.d.delgado@usace.army.mil
503-808-4513

Program Areas

  • Columbia River
  • Mount St. Helens
  • Willamette Falls Locks
  • Avian and Pinniped Predation
  • Flood Risk Management

Jeff Henon

Public Affairs Specialist
jeffrey.m.henon@usace.army.mil
503-808-4529

Program Areas

  • Oregon Coast
  • Channels and Harbors
  • Regulatory Permitting