Water Archive

  • Tom Conning Public Affairs Office Unrelenting, continuous rains and snow-melt brought western rivers to near-flood or flood stages, including the Columbia and Willamette rivers. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its partners have been managing the incoming water to reduce flood risks and providing support to local and state […]

    Weather, water wage war along Columbia River

    Tom Conning Public Affairs Office Unrelenting, continuous rains and snow-melt brought western rivers to near-flood or flood stages, including the Columbia and Willamette rivers. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its partners have been managing the incoming water to reduce flood risks and providing support to local and state […]

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  • Jeffrey Henon Public Affairs Office The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, dedicated the survey boats Graham and Hopman in a ceremony at Chinook Boat Landing in Fairview, Oregon, Aug. 22, 2016. The honorees’ family and friends wer e on hand to witness the dedication. Col. Jose Aguilar, the […]

    Dedication ceremony for new additions to the Portland District Fleet honors past leaders

    Jeffrey Henon Public Affairs Office The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, dedicated the survey boats Graham and Hopman in a ceremony at Chinook Boat Landing in Fairview, Oregon, Aug. 22, 2016. The honorees’ family and friends wer e on hand to witness the dedication. Col. Jose Aguilar, the […]

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  •   By Michelle Helms, Public Affairs Office Two small projects recently made big impacts in the Northwest: the Trestle Bay Ecosystem Restoration and the Spirit Lake Tunnel Repair projects. Their impacts weren’t limited to accomplishing the projects’ goals – restoring environmental benefits and flood risk management. The projects were completed […]

    Small projects + small businesses = big benefits

      By Michelle Helms, Public Affairs Office Two small projects recently made big impacts in the Northwest: the Trestle Bay Ecosystem Restoration and the Spirit Lake Tunnel Repair projects. Their impacts weren’t limited to accomplishing the projects’ goals – restoring environmental benefits and flood risk management. The projects were completed […]

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  •   Portland District’s 1200+ employees know the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is much more than dams, bridges and other building projects. People outside the Corps often don’t realize that we also help minimize flood damage, restore habitat and ecosystems, and keep river channels navigable. We have produced a video […]

    Portland District: Water Matters

      Portland District’s 1200+ employees know the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is much more than dams, bridges and other building projects. People outside the Corps often don’t realize that we also help minimize flood damage, restore habitat and ecosystems, and keep river channels navigable. We have produced a video […]

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  • Inter-District staffing provides dam safety solution By Amy Echols, Portland District Public Affairs Office and John Prettyman, Sacramento District Public Affairs Office The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Sacramento District is facing one of its toughest engineering projects with help from Portland District: upgrading Isabella Lake Dam in southern California. […]

    3-D modeling key to innovative labyrinth spillway

    Inter-District staffing provides dam safety solution By Amy Echols, Portland District Public Affairs Office and John Prettyman, Sacramento District Public Affairs Office The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Sacramento District is facing one of its toughest engineering projects with help from Portland District: upgrading Isabella Lake Dam in southern California. […]

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  • Memories from Mark Allen, Security and Law Enforcement Office I was just a kid but I recall the Christmas Flood of 1964 very well. Below are my memories from that time – I remember going out to Sauvie Island with my family and seeing the water levels of the Columbia […]

    Remembering the Christmas Flood of 1964

    Memories from Mark Allen, Security and Law Enforcement Office I was just a kid but I recall the Christmas Flood of 1964 very well. Below are my memories from that time – I remember going out to Sauvie Island with my family and seeing the water levels of the Columbia […]

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  •   By Michelle Helms, Public Affairs Office “We had lots of rain in the years before,” said Carolyn Booth. “But nothing like this.” The amount of water from rain and snow melt in February 1996 took a lot of people by surprise. “The water was about three feet from the […]

    Volunteers: vital to community preparedness

      By Michelle Helms, Public Affairs Office “We had lots of rain in the years before,” said Carolyn Booth. “But nothing like this.” The amount of water from rain and snow melt in February 1996 took a lot of people by surprise. “The water was about three feet from the […]

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  • By Scott Clemans, Public Affairs Office When you woke up this morning, you probably took a quick look out the window or at your favorite news outlet to see how much rain to expect. For most, those few seconds of advance notice and planning is all we need.But a small […]

    Regulators behind the scenes keep reservoirs, rivers on target

    By Scott Clemans, Public Affairs Office When you woke up this morning, you probably took a quick look out the window or at your favorite news outlet to see how much rain to expect. For most, those few seconds of advance notice and planning is all we need.But a small […]

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  • A commentary by Amy Echols, Public Affairs Office, and Julie Ammann, Engineering and Construction Division Frozen ground and heavy snow collided with torrential rainfall and increased temperatures in December 1964 to wipe holiday shopping and family gatherings off the calendar. The generations of Oregonians who lived through the flood came […]

    Facing yesterday’s storm today

    A commentary by Amy Echols, Public Affairs Office, and Julie Ammann, Engineering and Construction Division Frozen ground and heavy snow collided with torrential rainfall and increased temperatures in December 1964 to wipe holiday shopping and family gatherings off the calendar. The generations of Oregonians who lived through the flood came […]

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  •   By Diana Fredlund, Public Affairs Office Rivers are the lifeblood of many communities. They irrigate crops and provide transportation and drinking water and generate electricity to power our lives. Without rivers, many communities would never have been settled. Rivers have a dark side, too. They can, with little warning, […]

    New technology means better water management when flood season arrives

      By Diana Fredlund, Public Affairs Office Rivers are the lifeblood of many communities. They irrigate crops and provide transportation and drinking water and generate electricity to power our lives. Without rivers, many communities would never have been settled. Rivers have a dark side, too. They can, with little warning, […]

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