The Dalles Archive

  •   The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites the public to a family fishing event at Spearfish Park, near Dallesport, Washington, on June 6 from 9 a.m. to noon. The event coincides with the state of Washington’s free fishing weekend and national Get Outdoors Day. Corps park rangers, volunteers and […]

    Corps offers free fishing clinic at Spearfish Park, June 6

      The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites the public to a family fishing event at Spearfish Park, near Dallesport, Washington, on June 6 from 9 a.m. to noon. The event coincides with the state of Washington’s free fishing weekend and national Get Outdoors Day. Corps park rangers, volunteers and […]

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  • By Erica Jensen, Public Affairs Office   In 2014, nearly 400 volunteers brought their experience and skills to the Corps; enhancing our recreation and natural resource management programs through stewardship. Fourteen-year-old Brandon Roth was one of them. Roth and his family are residents of The Dalles, Oregon. His mom, Cindy, […]

    Stewardship is a family affair

    By Erica Jensen, Public Affairs Office   In 2014, nearly 400 volunteers brought their experience and skills to the Corps; enhancing our recreation and natural resource management programs through stewardship. Fourteen-year-old Brandon Roth was one of them. Roth and his family are residents of The Dalles, Oregon. His mom, Cindy, […]

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  • How past actions help inform future needs By Diana Fredlund, Public Affairs Office Keeping a hydropower dam operating efficiently requires workers to monitor its systems, troubleshoot problems and make repairs when they’re needed. But what happens if the record of past modifications can’t be found?  How does that affect future […]

    The Dalles Dam updates its as-built drawings

    How past actions help inform future needs By Diana Fredlund, Public Affairs Office Keeping a hydropower dam operating efficiently requires workers to monitor its systems, troubleshoot problems and make repairs when they’re needed. But what happens if the record of past modifications can’t be found?  How does that affect future […]

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  • A commentary by Amber Tilton, The Dalles Lock and Dam Successful water safety outreach has to start with engaging the audience. With increasing emphasis on water safety in the past several years, I wanted to do something different, something dynamic. So in September 2010, I began a water safety poster […]

    Water safety in the classroom and on the road

    A commentary by Amber Tilton, The Dalles Lock and Dam Successful water safety outreach has to start with engaging the audience. With increasing emphasis on water safety in the past several years, I wanted to do something different, something dynamic. So in September 2010, I began a water safety poster […]

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  •   By Emma Nelson, The Dalles Lock and Dam Young first-time anglers enjoyed a morning of free fishing when park rangers from The Dalles Lock and Dam opened Spearfish Lake June 14. With help from Trout Unlimited, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and many other volunteers, the U.S. […]

    The Dalles Lock and Dam hosts a free fishing day

      By Emma Nelson, The Dalles Lock and Dam Young first-time anglers enjoyed a morning of free fishing when park rangers from The Dalles Lock and Dam opened Spearfish Lake June 14. With help from Trout Unlimited, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and many other volunteers, the U.S. […]

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  • By Diana Fredlund, Public Affairs Office Volunteers are vital to The Dalles Lock and Dam.   Thanks to a new partnership with a local high school, the dam was matched with students who needed to work volunteer hours in order to graduate. The Youth Transition Program is operated by The Dalles […]

    The Dalles Lock and Dam celebrates high school volunteers

    By Diana Fredlund, Public Affairs Office Volunteers are vital to The Dalles Lock and Dam.   Thanks to a new partnership with a local high school, the dam was matched with students who needed to work volunteer hours in order to graduate. The Youth Transition Program is operated by The Dalles […]

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  •   Commentary by Tegan Shermikas, The Dalles Lock and Dam The nation was shocked March 22 when a landside near Oso, Washington, destroyed part of the small community. First responders from many agencies rushed to the scene to help. Urban search and rescue teams also descended onto the massive mud […]

    OSO Strong — Team Rubicon volunteers lend a helping hand

      Commentary by Tegan Shermikas, The Dalles Lock and Dam The nation was shocked March 22 when a landside near Oso, Washington, destroyed part of the small community. First responders from many agencies rushed to the scene to help. Urban search and rescue teams also descended onto the massive mud […]

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  • The Dalles Lock and Dam hosts its first geocaching event — The Amazing Race, Geocache Style Story and photos by Emma Nelson, The Dalles Lock and Dam Search the internet about the impacts of technology on society and you’ll get back hundreds of articles about how these trends affect our children’s […]

    Geocaching – Using technology to find hidden treasures and fun outdoors

    The Dalles Lock and Dam hosts its first geocaching event — The Amazing Race, Geocache Style Story and photos by Emma Nelson, The Dalles Lock and Dam Search the internet about the impacts of technology on society and you’ll get back hundreds of articles about how these trends affect our children’s […]

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  •   By Amber Tilton, The Dalles Lock and Dam and Melissa Rinehart, Natural Resources Management Office Portland District’s Student Conservation Association summer intern, Avery Kool, worked diligently during the summer of 2013 to promote water safety … and even though she is no longer working for the Columbia River projects […]

    Water safety never goes out of style!

      By Amber Tilton, The Dalles Lock and Dam and Melissa Rinehart, Natural Resources Management Office Portland District’s Student Conservation Association summer intern, Avery Kool, worked diligently during the summer of 2013 to promote water safety … and even though she is no longer working for the Columbia River projects […]

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  • By Amber Tilton, The Dalles Lock and Dam We all hear the phrase ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.’  This past summer, employees at The Dalles Lock and Dam took that cliché seriously when they came up with a creative way to do just that. It all started when the powerhouse was being […]

    Paving the way — The future of sustainability

    By Amber Tilton, The Dalles Lock and Dam We all hear the phrase ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.’  This past summer, employees at The Dalles Lock and Dam took that cliché seriously when they came up with a creative way to do just that. It all started when the powerhouse was being […]

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