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Corps officials: SH-area lakes won't get work done at Detroit


January 24, 2018

Project managers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers briefed Linn County Commissioners last week on the Willamette Valley Project, a system of 13 dams and reservoirs in the Willamette River basin.

Erik Petersen, Willamette Valley Operations Project manager, said during a briefing to the commission on Jan. 16 that he wanted to clarify some issues he had heard about in recent news articles related to Foster Lake and Sweet Home.

Under the Endangered Species Act, the Corps is required perform “an assessment of the project and its operations’ impact on certain listed species,” according...

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