US Army Corps of Engineers
Northwestern Division

  • April

    CRSO EIS Featured Project

    Featured ProjectThe Columbia River System is large and complex. This educational feature introduces
  • Role of Cooperating Agencies in the EIS

    The participation of cooperating agencies is an essential part of the development of the CRSO EIS.
  • The Economics of Navigation

    The CRSO EIS will evaluate how each of the alternatives would change the navigable waterways of the
  • Evaluating impacts and benefits of alternatives

    The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires federal agencies to develop a reasonable range
  • Update on Alternatives Development

    As introduced in the Summer 2018 newsletter, the CRSO EIS team of co-lead agencies were working to
  • EIS Schedule Update

    In October 2018, the Secretaries of Interior, Commerce, and Energy, and the Assistant Secretary of
  • March

    Corps using alternative, expedited permitting procedures to authorize flood-related repairs

    Due to the current flooding, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District Regulatory Branch will be using alternative and expedited permitting procedures to authorize flood-related repairs within regulated waters of the U.S. These procedures will allow the Corps to expedite permitting requests for Nationwide Permits, Regional General Permits, and Standard Permits for flood recovery activities.
  • Corps begins Willamette Valley System evaluation

    Almost three million people, or about 70 percent of Oregon’s population live in a fertile valley on the state’s western side, according to Portland State University figures. This number has doubled since 1970 – and people are still squeezing themselves into the roughly 150 mile-long valley, which is bracketed by mountain ranges and dominated by a powerful and deceptive force – the Willamette River. This influential river has had a long history of devastating flooding, which spurred the people of Oregon and the U.S. Congress into action in the 1930’s. Congress granted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers the authority to build a system of dams on the Willamette River’s tributaries for flood control purposes.
  • February

    When doing what you love is part of your job: The life of a visual information specialist

    What types of career options come to your mind when you think of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers? Engineering, of course, or construction perhaps. Even project management and economics careers would be obvious. The reality is that USACE offers scores of careers in vastly different focus areas ranging from finance and accounting, to safety and occupational health, and even to graphic design or “visual information” as it’s referred to in the military. The latter career (and the focus of this piece) is a common position in military outfits; visual information specialists are typically the military personnel armed with a camera or video camera—in addition to their normal battlefield weapons.
  • John Day 50th Anniversary

    Sept. 20, 2018, the Portland District commemorated the 50th anniversary of the ceremonial spillway opening at John Day Lock and Dam, which took place Sept. 28, 1968.