A flurry of public meetings about the future of Oregon's Willamette River basin are scheduled to take place over the next couple of weeks. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) will be hosting multiple public meetings for two major projects that will impact dam operations, fish recovery, and the many communities and constituencies with interests in the river and its tributaries. These meetings provide a critical opportunity for the public to engage in advocacy for wild fish recovery. Please consider joining Native Fish Society and our partners at a meeting near you to advocate for the measures necessary to restore wild abundance to the Willamette.
Detroit Dam Downstream Passage
The Army Corps is evaluating the environmental effects of a proposed plan to build a water temperature control tower to improve downstream temperatures in the North Santiam River. The plan also includes a fish collection facility to assist with downstream fish passage. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement is expected to be published in the federal register on/or about May 24th, 2019 to be followed by a 60 day public comment period.
Public Open Houses for the DETROIT DAM DRAFT EIS are scheduled for:
- Wednesday, May 29th: 5:30pm-7:30pm - Gates Fire Hall; 101 E Sorbin Street, Gates, OR 97346
- Tuesday, June 4th: 5:30pm-7:30pm - ODFW Headquarters Commissioners Room (Salem); 4034 Fairview Industrial Dr SE, Salem, OR 97302
- Thursday, June 6th: 5:30pm-7:30pm - Stayton Community Center; 400 W Virginia Street, Stayton, OR 97383