Water Archive

  •   By Dave Elson and Andy Bryant, National Weather Service Extreme weather conditions deliver the 1964 Christmas Flood Flooding can be a common occurrence in the Pacific Northwest in the late fall and winter. Indeed, the wettest months of the year in a region known for its rainfall are generally […]

    How it all came down

      By Dave Elson and Andy Bryant, National Weather Service Extreme weather conditions deliver the 1964 Christmas Flood Flooding can be a common occurrence in the Pacific Northwest in the late fall and winter. Indeed, the wettest months of the year in a region known for its rainfall are generally […]

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  • By Amy Echols, Public Affairs Office The early weeks of winter in 1964 delivered a massive punch to the Pacific Northwest. Floods struck hardest in Oregon’s Willamette, lower Columbia, Rogue, Umpqua and Coquille river basins and took 18 lives in Oregon alone. The region incurred great damage and took years […]

    It came and it conquered

    By Amy Echols, Public Affairs Office The early weeks of winter in 1964 delivered a massive punch to the Pacific Northwest. Floods struck hardest in Oregon’s Willamette, lower Columbia, Rogue, Umpqua and Coquille river basins and took 18 lives in Oregon alone. The region incurred great damage and took years […]

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  • We’re approaching the 50th anniversary of the Christmas Flood of 1964, and we need your help! The Corps of Engineers, Portland District is part of a multi-agency effort to develop an outreach campaign and raise flood awareness as we commemorate this historic event. If you have a story to tell […]

    Christmas flood of 1964 – Share your experiences!

    We’re approaching the 50th anniversary of the Christmas Flood of 1964, and we need your help! The Corps of Engineers, Portland District is part of a multi-agency effort to develop an outreach campaign and raise flood awareness as we commemorate this historic event. If you have a story to tell […]

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  • By Scott Clemans, Public Affairs Office Portland District’s Spillway Gate Reliability Team has been named the 2013 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Dam Safety Team of Excellence. The award recognizes the team members for their role in executing a $41 million (so far) spillway gate rehabilitation program to improve dam […]

    Portland District team wins dam safety excellence award

    By Scott Clemans, Public Affairs Office Portland District’s Spillway Gate Reliability Team has been named the 2013 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Dam Safety Team of Excellence. The award recognizes the team members for their role in executing a $41 million (so far) spillway gate rehabilitation program to improve dam […]

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  •   Partnerships provide mentor opportunities By  Rick Benoit, Operations Division, and Amy Echols, Public Affairs Office Divers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dive team buddied up with U.S. Navy and commercial divers to complete their latest, and busiest, work season. The team completed about 50 jobs in six […]

    Dive teams pool resources for busy season

      Partnerships provide mentor opportunities By  Rick Benoit, Operations Division, and Amy Echols, Public Affairs Office Divers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dive team buddied up with U.S. Navy and commercial divers to complete their latest, and busiest, work season. The team completed about 50 jobs in six […]

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  • By Amy Echols, Public Affairs Office Dredging experience and a love for travel and other cultures took Portland District’s Jon Gornick far from home last year. A civil engineer in the Waterways Maintenance Section, Gornick joined a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers team working in a unique partnership with the […]

    Waterways experience advances Corps/Brazil partnership

    By Amy Echols, Public Affairs Office Dredging experience and a love for travel and other cultures took Portland District’s Jon Gornick far from home last year. A civil engineer in the Waterways Maintenance Section, Gornick joined a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers team working in a unique partnership with the […]

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  • Portland District employees from Portland District’s Dam Safety Section and Willamette Valley Project are meeting in December with Lane County public safety managers and the general public to explain the Corps’ new inundation maps. These maps were developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Modeling, Mapping and Consequence Center […]

    Corps message: Lane county inundation maps

    Portland District employees from Portland District’s Dam Safety Section and Willamette Valley Project are meeting in December with Lane County public safety managers and the general public to explain the Corps’ new inundation maps. These maps were developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Modeling, Mapping and Consequence Center […]

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  • We made every effort to refill our 13 Willamette Valley Project reservoirs for the summer water conservation season, but water levels are unlikely to rise without significant additional rain. We began refill of our reservoirs in February, but the Willamette Basin’s total precipitation for February and March 2013 was only […]

    Corps Message: Willamette River Basin 2013 refill season

    We made every effort to refill our 13 Willamette Valley Project reservoirs for the summer water conservation season, but water levels are unlikely to rise without significant additional rain. We began refill of our reservoirs in February, but the Willamette Basin’s total precipitation for February and March 2013 was only […]

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