2018-2019 Willamette Falls Locks Commission

Willamette Falls Locks

Pursuant to Senate Bill 256 (2017), OS is facilitating the Willamette Falls Locks Commission (WFLC).  Senate Bill 256 established the commission to advise state, local, and regional government agencies on development and implementation of a plan for repair, reopening, operation, and maintenance of the Willamette Falls navigation canal and locks. The commission may recommend formation of an intergovernmental agreement. The commission is also directed to keep the Oregon congressional delegation informed. The work follows on the work of the 2016 Willamette Falls Locks Task Force.


Project Updates

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Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming meetings in 2019:

  • September 11, 2019, 1:00 – 4:30 pm
  • October 16, 2019, 1:00 – 4:30 pm – MEETING CANCELLED
  • November 13, 2019, 1:00 – 4:30 pm
  • December 11, 2019, 1:00 – 4:30 pm
Unless stated otherwise, all meetings will take place at West Linn City Hall, 22500 Salamo Road, West Linn, Oregon 97068.


Public Input

The Willamette Falls Locks Commission provided opportunities for public comment at the July 18, 2018, and January 30, 2019, meetings. Future opportunities to provide public input will be posted to this site.

The public is welcome to submit comments to the commission at any time regarding the future of the locks. Email comments to Turner Odell at todell@pdx.edu. See all public comments as of February 18, 2019 (PDF).


Meeting Materials, Resources, and Background



For more information or to join our email list, contact:

Turner Odell
Senior Project Manager
Oregon Solutions
Portland State University