County sets forums on fish passage plans

Changes to affect water levels at Foster and Green Peter


October 5, 2022

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold at least three public forums in coming months concerning how it will change operations at area dams in an attempt to increase native salmon runs as ordered by a federal court, Erik Petersen, operations project manager for the Willamette Valley and Rogue Basin projects told the Linn County Board of Commissioners Tuesday morning, Sept. 27.

Locally, those changes will affect water levels in both Foster and Green Peter reservoirs near Sweet Home and could also lead to reduced recreation, low land water intrusion and power generation issues as Green Pet...

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