Scoggins Safety of Dams

Scoggins Dam, Tualatin Project, Oregon

Aerial view of Scoggins Dam, Tualatin Project, Oregon

Scoggins Dam, located in Washington County, Oregon is part of the Tualatin Project. Reclamation's Safety of Dams program is committed to ensuring its dams do not present unacceptable risk levels to people, property, and the environment. As part of this program, Scoggins Dam is inspected annually to meet Reclamation safety and operation and maintenance requirements.

While Scoggins Dam is performing as designed, potential public safety risks in the event of a large seismic event have been identified. Design modifications to Scoggins Dam and spillway are being developed to reduce public safety risks and maintain Henry Hagg Lake. Analysis of environmental impacts affiliated with National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act, Endangered Species Act, and Native American Affairs are also being conducted.

Project Status

2022: Environmental compliance completed in July for drilling and seismic refraction survey work to support design.

2023: Onsite drilling and geological investigations supporting design development continued. Environmental studies were also conducted onsite. Design is developing options for increasing the berm stability and stronger spillway.

2024: Design and environmental compliance will continue to be developed.

Geotechnical Investigations Documents

July 2022 SHPO Case No. 21-1355 Letter Geotechnical investigations

July 2022 USFWS Letter of Concurrence on the Proposed Scoggins Dam Geotechnical Field Exploration Project


11/2023 Scoggins Safety of Dams Public Presentation

10/2023 Scoggins Homeowner Onsite Notification Letter

06/2022 Reclamation employees conducting field work on Reclamation administered lands near Scoggins Dam

Related Links
Scoggins Dam HTML
Tualatin Project HTML
Tualatin Basin Joint Project HTML
Safety of Dams Program HTML
Interim Dam Safety Public Protection Guidelines HTML
Scoggins Safety of Dams


Christopher Regilski
Columbia–Pacific Northwest Region Safety of Dams Coordinator

Columbia–Pacific Northwest Region
Bureau of Reclamation
1150 Curtis Road, Suite 100
Boise, Idaho 83706-1234

Last Updated: 11/14/23