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    Blue River dam turns 50
    Complex system of dams turns 50, saves Oregon $1 billion annually

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    Corps begins final step to complete fish passage in...

    09.04.2018 | Story by Tom Conning
    Salmon face predation and flooding inundates eggs with too much water, whereas drought leaves them dry. Human irrigation practices can dewater habitats, pollute or return water that is too warm into those environments. Likewise, harsh currents can wash fry away or leave them stranded when water levels recede, and the threats from birds and other fish never cease.

    Looming tower casts potential shadow across...

    03.27.2018 | Story by Tom Conning
    For several months, Jeff Ament has been watching tension simmer along the banks of the North Santiam River, as it churns and empties its frustrations into the Willamette River as residents voice a mix of anxieties about a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ project at Detroit Dam. The proposed project, a temperature control tower and fish collection facility, will provide temperature regulation and fish passage through the dam for endangered...

    Corps juggles dam operations, fish survival in the...

    02.16.2018 | Story by Tom Conning
    An upcoming Corps construction project at Detroit Lake, Oregon has been generating buzz around the region because of its potential impacts on thousands of Willamette Valley residents. This project, like many U.S. Army Corps of Engineers fish-related projects in the valley, is part of a broader effort to reduce the effects of Corps-operated dams on winter steelhead and spring Chinook salmon. Both species are listed under the Endangered...

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    Blue River dam turns 50

    Blue River dam turns 50

    03.06.2019 | Photo by Jeffrey Henon
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built Blue River Dam and Reservoir in 1969 to manage flood risks from the McKenzie River, a tributary of the...
    LTG Semonite visits Portland

    LTG Semonite visits Portland

    07.26.2018 | Photo by Tom Conning
    Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, USACE Commanding General, visited parts of the Portland District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, July 26. He met with...
    LTG Semonite visits Portland

    LTG Semonite visits Portland

    07.26.2018 | Photo by Tom Conning
    Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, USACE Commanding General, visited parts of the Portland District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, July 26. He met with...

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