Increased flows from dams will spell faster, more dangerous water in the McKenzie River

The McKenzie River — already treacherously fast and obstacle-strewn in many places — will become even more hazardous as state and federal officials release extra amounts of water from Cougar and Blue River lakes in order to make dam repairs.

The Oregon State Marine Board and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are alerting boaters to expect higher water levels so workers can make repairs to the dams’ spillway gates.

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