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Media Relations Program

Welcome to the Portland District Media Relations Department, 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.

Tom Conning

Public Affairs Specialist
edward.t.conning@usace.army.mil
503-808-4516
503-403-9378

Program Areas

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

 

John Morgan

Public Affairs Specialist
John.L.Morgan@usace.army.mil
503-808-4514 (o)
503-403-8572 (c)

Program Areas

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

 

Latest News


Winter recreational lock schedule begins September 30 on Lower Columbia

Motorized recreational boaters needing to pass through the three lower Columbia River dams need to do so during daylight hours only, on request, starting September 30, 2021 through May 15, 2022.
2 days ago

We … want … a shrubbery … or some volunteers to plant shrubberies

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites volunteers who aren’t afraid of the “Knights who say Ni” or shrubberies (Monty Python and the Holy Grail movie reference) to help it celebrate National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 25.
16 days ago

Out-of-season outage closes The Dalles Dam navigation lock

An out-of-season outage will close The Dalles Dam’s navigation lock, Sept. 14-15, 2021. A specialized U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rope-access (climbing) inspection team will be performing an assessment, which is part of a required five-year cycle.
17 days ago

Corps plans Depoe Bay dredging, after environmental assessment

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin dredging Depoe Bay, Ore. to remove 2,000 cubic yards of material between September 13 and the end of the month. The work will take place for seven to 14 days and is an effort, with the City of Depoe Bay, to clean out the sediment catch basin.
51 days ago

Drought, lack of measurable rain drains Willamette Valley reservoirs - Corps hosts info session

Nearly 50 days without measurable rain, combined with hot, dry conditions, has made reservoir levels in the Willamette Valley the lowest in six years. Additionally, forecasts are not predicting enough precipitation to alleviate the ongoing drought in the Pacific Northwest. To help the public understand the conditions, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District will host an info session Thursday, Aug. 5th from 12-1 p.m. to update the public about lake levels and recreation opportunities in its 13 Willamette Valley reservoirs.
54 days ago
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