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Dams Controlling Heavy Runoff

(Portland, OR) -- Minor flooding is expected on the Columbia River in Portland and Vancouver, but it could be worse. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which operates the dams on the river, is using the John Day Dam in Eastern Oregon to store some of the extra water. The dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers normally release as much water as they receive, but the John Day provides some storage capacity to reduce flooding.

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