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Dam Removal on the Sandy and Little Sandy Rivers Oregon/Washington BLM

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Dam Removal on the Sandy and Little Sandy Rivers

Marmot Dam
Marmot Dam Photo by Josh Kling/Western Rivers Conservancy.
Marmot Dam
Marmot Dam Photo by Josh Kling/Western Rivers Conservancy.

The Bureau of Land Management is working with Portland General Electric (PGE) to complete the removal of the Bull Run hydroelectric project, including dams on both the Sandy and Little Sandy Rivers. PGE completed decommissioning of Marmot Dam in the summer and fall of 2007 and the Little Sandy Dam in the fall of 2008. These removals open up important stretches of the Sandy and Little Sandy Rivers to salmon and steelhead migration.

For further information about BLM’s Sandy River Basin Plan contact:

Zachary Jarrett, Cascades Outdoor Recreation Planner
email: zjarrett@blm.gov or call: 503-375-5610

Cindy Enstrom, Cascades Field Office Manager
503-315-5969