Middle Fork Willamette River above Fall Creek confluence - Reported 12/18/14
A large tree has fallen and created a total blockage of the Middle Fork of the Willamette River just above the confluence of Fall Creek. Portage around the obstruction in difficult. Upstream ramps have been posted, but blockage may shift with changing water levels so extreme caution is urged. Lane County Marine Patrol is monitoring the situation and determining mitigation options.
Middle Fork Willamette River at Black Canyon Camp Ground - Reported 9/22/14
A large fir tree has fallen bank to bank on the left channel of the Middle Fork of the Willamette River, completely blocking the channel. River right channel is passable for kayaks. Upstream ramps have been posted about the obstruction. A section of the tree has been cut to allow for non-motorized passage.
Willamette River at Wallace Marine Park -Salem -Reported 5/30/14
This submerged tree was first reported in the winter, and it was hoped that high water flows would transport the obstruction downstream or to the shoreline. It hasn't budged. Polk county Marine Patrol also report a submerged vehicle in the vicinity, and have marked it with a cautionary buoy.
Willamette River at Railroad Bridge South of Harrisburg - Reported 11/19/13
Warning: High water levels and low clearance under the temporary work bridge at the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge (approx. RM 163) just south of Harrisburg may create an unsafe condition on the river.
If the water river gauge is 6 feet or higher at Harrisburg, the bridge is impassable.
Please monitor river levels and use extreme caution in this area. Check the Harrisburg gauge here: Harrisburg River Gauge
Willamette River Above Ferrin Campground - Reported 3/18/13
A large cottonwood tree has fallen across the across the channel to boater's right above the Ferrin Campground. Please avoid using the right channel until the obstruction can be mitigated. Oregon State Police troopers have posted the launches above the site and will work with US Forest Service personnel on removal efforts.