US Army Corps of Engineers
Portland District

Join us for a presentation, panel discussion, and Q&A. Topics may include: the history, dam safety, operations and maintenance, water quality, water management and flood control, and recreation.

Thursday, June 27, 2019
5 to 7 p.m.

Bartholomew Building
110 North Court Street
Heppner, OR 97836

Contact: Sarah P. Bennett
503-808-4515
sarah.p.bennett@usace.army.mil

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Contact the Willow Creek Project:

For the RV park: 541-676-9009
For the dam: 541-506-7819
For general info: 503-808-4510

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Willow Creek Dam

Willow Creek Dam from downstream

Willow Creek Dam is located in Morrow County, Oregon, directly upstream from the town of Heppner, and about 45 miles south of Hermiston.

Willow Creek Dam was completed in 1983. It is the first major dam in the United States constructed using the roller-compacted concrete technique. The dam is 169 feet high and 1,780 feet long, and was constructed with 403,000 cubic yards of concrete. The reservoir is able to store 9,765 acre-feet of water.

The Portland District operates the project for flood control and irrigation with incidental benefits for recreation, sportfishing, and wildlife.

 

Willow Creek Recreation

The Willow Creek Campground is operated by Heppner Parks and Recreation. For information, call 541-676-5576.