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Corps of Engineers seeks feedback on study of Willamette Valley water storage


November 15, 2017

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is conducting a study of whether reallocation of water storage in the Willamette Valley could grant municipal and industrial water supply, irrigation and fish and wildlife better access to the stored water.

The 148-page study includes analysis of impacts on wildlife and humans, as well as flood risk and other considerations, for Foster and Green Peter reservoirs.

The Corps is studying the issue because demands on the valley’s water supplies have changed due to increasing populations, development, irrigation and the listing of threatened or endangered fish...

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