Wet month improves conditions at mid-valley reservoirs


May 4, 2022

A wet April has definitely brightened the outlook for Linn County’s two reservoirs, Erik Petersen, Willamette Valley Project operations project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said last week in a virtual presentation on the area’s water situation.

Despite substantial help from recent rain and snow events, Corps water managers are bracing for another challenging year with some of the 13 reservoirs it manages between Detroit and Hills Creek, south of Oakridge.

“Precipitation in the basin has not been great, at least in the south,” Petersen said during the virtual publi...

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