Corps studies need for hydropower
October 11, 2023
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, is undergoing multiple studies to evaluate and improve conditions for ESA-listed fish across the Willamette Basin. In September, the USACE held two public sessions last month to inform the public about a study it is performing to determine federal interest in the continuation of hydropower production in its Willamette Valley System (WVS).
The study is a response to the Water Resource Development Act of 2022 (WRDA22) (section 8220), which requires the USACE to determine whether there would be any national benefits to deauthorizing hydropow...