The Corps will determine the best plan for downstream fish passage at Cougar Dam and considering impacts to the human environment of the South Fork McKenzie River. The Corps will evaluate alternatives and environmental effects in an Environmental Assessment (EA) and select the preferred plan based on this analysis. This assessment and environmental review will determine:
• Current and forecasted conditions at and downstream of the Cougar Reservoir.
• Solutions for providing downstream fish passage.
• Alternatives for constructing feasible solutions.
• Identification of a preferred plan and the actions necessary to implement the final plan in the coming years.
With this information, the Corps will organize the best options into a preferred plan for public discussion and comment.