Low water forces Oregon marina closure

Author:
Publish date:
Water levels continue to drop in the Dorena Reservoir.

Water levels continue to drop in the Dorena Reservoir.

Water levels continue to drop in Dorena Reservoir in Lane County, Ore., and the local parks office has told mooring holders and boaters who use Baker Bay Marina that they need to get their boats out by July 17.

“As the water level continues to decline, we want boaters to be aware that unfortunately it will be a short boating season, and we don’t want people with larger boats to be stranded or have difficulty pulling them out of the water,” Brett Henry, Lane County parks manager, said in a statement.

Water levels are decreasing as the United States Army Corps of Engineers, which regulates water levels in the reservoir, releases water to meet downstream requirements for threatened and endangered fish species.

Baker Bay Marina mooring holders will be given the choice to move their boats to Orchard Point Marina on Fern Ridge Reservoir or receive vouchers for 50 percent of the seasonal cost that can be used in 2020.

Baker Bay will remain open for use by smaller boats.

Related

Plot a Course for Boating Safety

National Safe Boating Week kicks off this Saturday, but teaching safe and responsible operation is a year-round responsibility.

AIM to Hold Women in the Industry Virtual Breakfast

Active Interest Media’s Marine Group introduces a female-focused session for marine professionals June 3.

Great Lakes Dealer Rebrands

Now known as Trawlers Great Lakes, the former Bay Breeze Yacht Sales has been a Nordic Tugs dealer since 2002.

Registration for Outdoors Conference Opens

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable’s June 1-2 virtual conference will include speakers and presenters from government agencies and ORR member partners.

Yamaha Sees Double-Digit Growth in Q1

The marine segment was up 7.4 percent, driven by demand for outboards in North America and Europe but tempered by supply-chain logistics.

Orion Announces SafetyPro Training

The factory-authorized courses are designed “to educate retail associates on how to match a boater’s type of boating with the different signal kits that we offer.”

A Truce on Tariffs?

The E.U. will suspend the June 1 increase of its retaliatory tariffs and agreed to negotiate with the U.S. to end steel and aluminum tariffs.

Argos 3D Forward Looking Sonar

For 20 Years, FarSounder has been developing and manufacturing 3D forward-looking sonar for vessels of all sizes.

Dometic Marine Appoints Executives

The company promotes a 20-plus-year employee and adds a vice president of aftermarket sales and e-commerce.