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First Friday: Army Corps Operations in the Willamette Basin

August 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


First Friday: USACE Operations in the Willamette Basin with emphasis on the Santiam Basin. Aug 2. Fisheries Biologist Greg Taylor will provide background on the of 13 dams and reservoirs within the Willamette River basin, review existing operations, how objectives often conflict, and explore future changes. US Army Corps of Engineers. Includes image of Detroit Dam spill.

Presentation: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Operations in the Willamette Basin with emphasis on the Santiam Basin

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) operates and maintains a system of 13 dams and reservoirs within the Willamette River basin of northwestern Oregon. Each dam contributes to a water resource management system providing flood risk management, hydroelectric power generation, water quality improvement, irrigation and municipal water supply, recreation, and ecosystem habitat benefits on the Willamette River and many of its tributaries (authorizations). System operations often require balancing across the multiple authorized purposes. Achieving this balance is complex and has changed over the life of the Willamette Project. Often, objectives to support one fish life history, species, or authorized purposes conflict with another. This presentation will provide background on the system, review existing operations, and explore future changes to the system.

Presenter: Greg Taylor, Supervisory Fisheries Biologist, US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Greg Taylor has been employed as a fisheries biologist in the Willamette Basin since February 1998. He worked for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for 3 years conducting investigations on bull trout in the McKenzie and Middle Fork Willamette Basins. Since November 2001(23 years) Greg has been employed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a Supervisory Fisheries Biologist for the Willamette and Rogue Projects. He is responsible for operation and maintenance of fish facilities, serves as a technical advisor on fisheries issues, and implementation of the Willamette Project Biological Opinion.

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August 2
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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