U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District
Hometown: Portland, OR, US
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Adult salmon have already been spotted in Crystal Springs Creek in Portland, Ore. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Portland District partnered with the city of Portland to restore a portion of the creek, which runs through Westmoreland Park in southeast Portland. Restoring ecosystems and improving watershed health are important Corps missions.
Photo by Michelle Helms | USACE-NWP | 08.07.2014
The Portland District operates 13 dams in the Willamette River basin. Each dam contributes to a water resource management system that provides flood risk management, power generation, water quality improvement, irrigation, fish and wildlife habitat and recreation on the Willamette River and many of its tributaries. Since their completion, the dams have cumulatively prevented more than $20 billion in flood damages to the Willamette Valley.
Video by Amy Echols | USACE-NWP | 10.20.2014
03.05.2015 | PORTLAND, OR, US
Story by Michelle Helms
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public comment on its plan to accept funds from the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay on behalf of Jordan Cove Energy Project, L.P. to review potential effects to the Coos Bay Federal Navigation Channel, in accordance with 33 USC 408 (Section 408).
The Portland District will review Jordan Cove Energy Project L.P.’s proposed request to construct a marine slip at the proposed liquefied natural gas terminal on the bay side of the North spit of Coos Bay in Coos County, Oregon, and an access channel from the Coos Bay Federal Navigation Channel to the terminal. This Section 408 review will evaluate whether any Corps authorized civil works projects may be affected by the proposed marine slip and access channel.
The Corps may accept and expend these funds pursuant to Section 214 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2000 (Public Law No. 106-541), as amended, which provides that the secretary of the Army, after public notice, may accept and expend funds contributed by a non-federal public entity to expedite the evaluation of a permit of that entity related to a project or activity for a public purpose under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Army. In doing so, the secretary must ensure that the use of such funds will not impact impartial decision making with respect to permits, either substantively or procedurally.
A public notice describing this action is available for public review and comment on the Corps’ Portland District website at www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Media/Announcements.aspx.
For questions, comments regarding the public notice or to request a copy, call Bill Abadie at 503-808-4687or email William.D.Abadie@usace.army.mil. Comments also can be submitted by mailing them to:
Portland District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
ATTN: Mr. Bill Abadie
P.O. Box 2946, Portland, OR 97208-2946
Comments must be postmarked by April 6, 2015, and should reference Public Notice Number PM-F-PCB-2015.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Washington, DC, US