Expanding efforts for holistic watershed management
Nearly 70 percent of all Oregonians live within 20 miles of the Willamette River, making this waterway crucial to the social and economic well-being of the region. Corps dams in the basin provide numerous benefits such as flood risk management, hydropower generation and water supply. Environmental flow releases as part of the Sustainable Rivers Program activities are improving in-stream and side-channel habitats for salmon while maintaining important human uses of the river. Healthy habitats can support increased recreation and help the salmon industry.