Fern Ridge Reservoir water levels to decrease


September 13, 2018

The Portland District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began to increase releases from Fern Ridge Reservoir on Monday, Sept. 10. Outflows from the dam will gradually increase from about 60 to 300 cubic feet per second. Corps hydrologists project that the 11-day release will lower the overall reservoir elevation by about one inch per day, or less than a foot of overall elevation decrease.

The release will augment flows on the Willamette River to help meet downstream flow requirements for threatened and endangered fish.

The Corps anticipated there will still be adequate water in Fern Ridge Reserv...

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