Concerned About Earthquakes, Corps Calls For Less Fill In Reservoirs Behind Two Willamette Valley Dams

Reservoir fill operations will change this spring for two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dams on the Middle Fork Willamette River. Worried that a catastrophic earthquake, such as an anticipated Cascadia Subduction Zone quake, could damage the dams, the agency says it will not allow Hills Creek and Lookout Point dams reservoirs to fully fill.

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