Information Concerning Area Dams

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers owns and operates thirteen dams on Willamette River tributaries for flood reduction, hydropower, recreation and other purposes. Eight of these dams are upstream of Eugene including:
  • Blue River
  • Cottage Grove
  • Cougar
  • Dexter
  • Dorena
  • Fall Creek
  • Hills Creek
  • Lookout Point

Beginning in 2010 and over several years, the Corps will modify their operations for maintenance, including repairing many spillway gates. The Corps remains committed to operating their dams for optimal flood management purposes during this time while operating with reduced storage capacity in several of its reservoirs. The Corps anticipates releasing more water than usual between storm events over a longer period than in a typical year. While this situation isn’t expected to increase the chance of a large flood event in our community, flooding is a real risk every year.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dam information (including water levels)
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (dam repair information)

    Contact Information
    The City of Eugene provides free information regarding the flood hazard for specific sites within our community and related issues at the Permit and Information Center. We can be reached by phone at 541-682-8400 or in person at 99 West 10th Avenue. We are open to the public from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. We strive to return all calls within one business day