Water Levels Lowered for Salmon

FALL CREEK, Ore. — Young salmon in the Fall Creek Reservoir are migrating out of the area this time of year, but they need a little help getting started. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is giving juvenile salmon a higher chance to live by lowering the water levels at the Fall Creek Reservoir and … Continue reading »

Salmon Make a Comeback

EUGENE, Ore. — Wild Chinook Salmon are on the rebound. For the first time since being listed on the endangered species list, numbers are up at the Fall Creek Reservoir. Greg Taylor, a biologist with the US Army Corps of Engineers, oversees the fisheries trap and haul program at Fall Creek Reservoir. “The salmon are … Continue reading »

Fatal Motorcycle Crash Near Fall Creek

LANE COUNTY, Ore — Oregon State Police are continuing their investigation into an early morning  motorcycle crash that claimed the life of a Eugene man on Saturday, May 25. OSP say Robert Lee Casto, 22,  was driving his motorcycle along US Forest Service Road 18, east of Fall Creek Reservoir, when he failed to negotiate a … Continue reading »

Record Low Water Levels at Reservoir

LOWELL, Ore. — Winter time is when reservoir levels are dropped to accommodate spring runoff. But at Fall Creek Reservoir, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is trying something new. Fall Creek Reservoir is one of 13 dams the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regulates in the Willamette Valley. Greg Taylor, a USACE fisheries biologist, … Continue reading »