Consultation on the Willamette River Basin Flood Control Project
Endangered Species Act Section 7(a)(2) Consultation Biological Opinion & Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation & Management Act Essential Fish Habitat Consultation
This Biological Opinion is the result of an interagency consultation under Section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act on the effects of the configuration, operations, and maintenance of the Willamette Valley Project on 13 listed species of Pacific salmon and steelhead, North American green sturgeon of the Southern DPS, and Southern Resident killer whale DPS. There are three Federal Action Agencies in this consultation because each plays a role in the Willamette Project. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operates and maintains the 13 multipurpose dams and maintains about 43 miles of revetments in the upper Willamette basin; Bonneville Power Administration markets power generated at some of the Willamette Project dams; and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation sells a portion of the water stored in Project reservoirs for irrigation purposes.