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Great Electrifying Event lights up Bonneville Lock & Dam, April 6

February 11, 2019
Join the Corps, Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the annual Great Electrifying Event, an up-close-and-personal look at Bonneville Lock & Dam and the importance of hydropower in the Pacific Northwest. Corps rangers will host a free, family-friendly day full of hands-on activities, videos, and tours inside one of the dam’s two powerhouses.

Corps to upgrade early warning sensors at Willow Creek Dam

February 11, 2019
Starting in mid-February, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, will install new sensors in the foundation of Willow Creek Dam, which will provide early warning if the dam’s performance changes over time.

John Day 50th Anniversary

February 5, 2019
Sept. 20, 2018, the Portland District commemorated the 50th anniversary of the ceremonial spillway opening at John Day Lock and Dam, which took place Sept. 28, 1968.

Dam: that’s a lot of work - Corps completes spillway gate repair

January 17, 2019
In 2009, dam safety inspectors dangled from ropes to inspect the spillway gates at federal dams throughout Oregon. The team, in their top-to-bottom inspection, determined that the aging spillway gates might malfunction when the water levels were high.

Corps Rangers History Book - Call for Submissions

January 11, 2019
Corps Rangers, you are a part of our history. Share your stories.

View bald eagles at The Dalles Dam, weekends in January

December 21, 2018
Park rangers invite the public to The Dalles Dam visitor center to view bald eagles roosting in their natural habitat along the Columbia River. The visitor center will be open Saturdays and Sundays in January from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Corps initiates oil spill prevention protocol

December 20, 2018
Portland, Ore. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, has initiated its oil spill prevention protocol after 192 gallons of hydraulic turbine oil discharged into the Columbia River downstream of The Dalles Lock and Dam.


December 10, 2018
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.

Low Willamette Valley reservoir water levels pose potential dangers

November 16, 2018
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.

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

October 30, 2018
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.
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