Low water levels at Dorena Reservoir prompt early removal of boats

Low water levels at Dorena Reservoir prompt early removal of boats
Posted on 06/20/2019

As the water level drops in Dorena Reservoir, Lane County Parks is informing moorage holders and boaters who use the Baker Bay Marina that they must remove their boats from the water 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,” said Parks Manager Brett Henry.


Water levels are decreasing as the Army Corps of Engineers, which regulates water levels at Dorena Reservoir, releases water to meet downstream requirements for threatened and endangered fish.


Baker Bay Marina Moorage holders will be offered an opportunity to transfer their boats to Orchard Point Marina on Fern Ridge Reservoir or receive vouchers for 50 percent of the seasonal moorage cost that can be used in 2020.


Baker Bay will remain open for other recreational uses. The boat ramp will remain open to smaller craft; boaters will need to consider conditions before use.


Questions about Lane County Parks marinas can be directed to 541-682-2000. Water level information for Dorena Reservoir can be found at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/or/nwis/uv?site_no=14168000.