Fish Archive

  •   By Scott Clemans, Public Affairs Office The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will lower Cougar Reservoir to about 80 feet below its usual winter elevation by the end of March to allow for urgent debris removal and repairs in Cougar Dam’s temperature control tower. Cougar Dam and Reservoir are […]

    Corps to lower Cougar Reservoir for temperature control tower repairs

      By Scott Clemans, Public Affairs Office The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will lower Cougar Reservoir to about 80 feet below its usual winter elevation by the end of March to allow for urgent debris removal and repairs in Cougar Dam’s temperature control tower. Cougar Dam and Reservoir are […]

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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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  •   By Michelle Helms, Public Affairs Office The wetlands inside historic Trestle Bay near Warrenton, Oregon, offer ideal habitat for juvenile salmonids. Ideal, but mostly out of reach for more than 125 years due to what makes historic Trestle Bay “historic” — the relic stone and pilings placed there from […]

    Small project, big benefits

      By Michelle Helms, Public Affairs Office The wetlands inside historic Trestle Bay near Warrenton, Oregon, offer ideal habitat for juvenile salmonids. Ideal, but mostly out of reach for more than 125 years due to what makes historic Trestle Bay “historic” — the relic stone and pilings placed there from […]

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  • Story and photos by Michelle Helms, Public Affairs Office Many Portland, Oregon residents remember seeing salmon swimming in Crystal Springs Creek, but it has been more than 40 years since they’ve been seen in large numbers. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Portland District and the city of Portland are […]

    Corps restores environment, sense of community at Westmoreland Park

    Story and photos by Michelle Helms, Public Affairs Office Many Portland, Oregon residents remember seeing salmon swimming in Crystal Springs Creek, but it has been more than 40 years since they’ve been seen in large numbers. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Portland District and the city of Portland are […]

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  •   Mason Scharfe and Ryan Braaten, both natural resource specialists from Bonneville Lock and Dam, recently used kayaks to maneuver and sink two of the recycled fish habitats into Bass Lake — one of the Corps’ wildlife areas located near the dam and home to a variety of birds, mammals […]

    Recycled fish habitat structures will improve life in Bass Lake

      Mason Scharfe and Ryan Braaten, both natural resource specialists from Bonneville Lock and Dam, recently used kayaks to maneuver and sink two of the recycled fish habitats into Bass Lake — one of the Corps’ wildlife areas located near the dam and home to a variety of birds, mammals […]

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  • Access to the North Jetty at the Mouth of the Columbia River will be restricted beginning in October 2014, as the Portland District begins the next phase of the major rehabilitation of the jetty system. The Corps will mobilize equipment and personnel to replace a culvert under Jetty Road in […]

    MCR North Jetty access restricted beginning fall 2014

    Access to the North Jetty at the Mouth of the Columbia River will be restricted beginning in October 2014, as the Portland District begins the next phase of the major rehabilitation of the jetty system. The Corps will mobilize equipment and personnel to replace a culvert under Jetty Road in […]

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  • Many projects in the Columbia River Basin cumulatively improve survival of fish listed under the Endangered Species Act. An element of the Federal Columbia River Power System Biological Opinion emphasizes the need to significantly reduce consumption of ESA-listed juvenile salmon and steelhead by a colony of more than 26,000 double-crested […]

    Cormorant fish predation in Columbia River estuary

    Many projects in the Columbia River Basin cumulatively improve survival of fish listed under the Endangered Species Act. An element of the Federal Columbia River Power System Biological Opinion emphasizes the need to significantly reduce consumption of ESA-listed juvenile salmon and steelhead by a colony of more than 26,000 double-crested […]

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  • Willamette Basin minnow is first fish proposed for removal from Endangered Species List By Elizabeth Materna, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Scott Clemans, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Public Affairs Office In a monumental success for Portland District and the other members of the Oregon Chub Working Group, the […]

    Corps contributes to Oregon chub recovery

    Willamette Basin minnow is first fish proposed for removal from Endangered Species List By Elizabeth Materna, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Scott Clemans, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Public Affairs Office In a monumental success for Portland District and the other members of the Oregon Chub Working Group, the […]

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  • By Scott Clemans, Public Affairs Office What costs $5 million, takes 10 semitrailers to transport, and needs two cranes – including a 360-tonner – to deploy, but is still considered “portable”? It’s the Portable Floating Fish Collector, and it’s scheduled to start operations in February for research to support the […]

    $5 million experiment underway at Cougar Reservoir

    By Scott Clemans, Public Affairs Office What costs $5 million, takes 10 semitrailers to transport, and needs two cranes – including a 360-tonner – to deploy, but is still considered “portable”? It’s the Portable Floating Fish Collector, and it’s scheduled to start operations in February for research to support the […]

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  • By Michelle Helms, Public Affairs Office Crystal Springs Creek is one of thousands of small streams flowing through the Pacific Northwest. Most provide ideal habitat for fish, but this creek has not supported fish passage for about 40 years. “We have accounts of salmon dating from the 50s, 60s,” said […]

    Restoring salmon to an urban park

    By Michelle Helms, Public Affairs Office Crystal Springs Creek is one of thousands of small streams flowing through the Pacific Northwest. Most provide ideal habitat for fish, but this creek has not supported fish passage for about 40 years. “We have accounts of salmon dating from the 50s, 60s,” said […]

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