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Oregon City, Oregon
Navigation
Federal ownership
Built in 1873

Willamette Falls Locks Dam is built on the Willamette River and is located in Oregon City, Oregon. It was built in 1873 for the purpose of navigation.

The dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the Cenwp.

Location
Willamette Falls Locks Dam
Oregon City, Oregon, U.S.
Dam type
Other
Dam type
Navigation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Cenwp
Owner
Federal

Willamette Falls Locks Dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the Cenwp.

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1873
Completed
Willamette River
River built on
Willamette Falls Locks Dam was built in 1873.
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Summary
Hydraulic height 37 feet
Max storage 17,000 acre feet
Normal storage 17,000 acre feet
37 feet
Hydraulic height

Hydraulic height of the dam is defined as the vertical difference between the maximum design water level and the lowest point in the original streambed.

17,000 acre feet
Max storage

Maximum storage is defined as the total storage space in a reservoir below the maximum attainable water surface elevation, including any surcharge storage.

17,000 acre feet
Normal storage

Normal storage is defined as the total storage space in a reservoir below the normal retention level, including dead and inactive storage and excluding any flood control or surcharge storage. For normally dry flood control dams, the normal storage will be a zero value.

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Low
Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the low hazard potential classification are those where failure or misoperation results in no probable loss of human life and low economic and/or environ-mental losses. Losses are principally limited to the owner’s property.

Has emergency action plan
Emergency action plan

An emergency action plan is defined as a plan of action to be taken to reduce the potential for property damage and loss of life in an area affected by a dam failure or large flood.

6/10/2014
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 1
Latitude 45
Longitude -122
NID ID (National ID) OR00596

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