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  • South Fork McKenzie River Diversion

    As part of the South Fork McKenzie River Floodplain Enhancement Project, the lower mile of the South Fork McKenzie River is being temporarily diverted into a floodplain side channel. The diversion began June 27 and will continue through August 15, 2018.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reduced flow in the South Fork to 300 cfs during the project implementation. The diversion channel enters the McKenzie River in a side channel just downstream of the South Fork/McKenzie River confluence.

    The diversion may cause short-term turbidity pulses to the McKenzie River immediately downstream of the South Fork McKenzie River confluence.

    For more information, please contact project managers, Jared Weybright ( or Kate Meyer (


  • Explore the Forest

    Use our recreation map and information to enjoy your time in the Willamette National Forest.