Scoggins Safety of Dams
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.
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
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Columbia–Pacific Northwest Region Safety of Dams Coordinator
Columbia–Pacific Northwest Region
Bureau of Reclamation
1150 Curtis Road, Suite 100
Boise, Idaho 83706-1234