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Technical staff from Seattle, Portland and Walla Walla Districts, the National Marine Fisheries Service and other partners were at the Engineering, Research & Development Center in July to test the latest Mud Mountain Dam fish barrier and fishway design. New facilities are scheduled to be in place by the end of 2020, subject to the availability of funds.
USACE, partners test Mud Mountain Dam fish passage design
Technical staff from Seattle, Portland and Walla Walla Districts, the National Marine Fisheries Service and other partners were at the Engineering, Research & Development Center in July to test the latest Mud Mountain Dam fish barrier and fishway design. New facilities are scheduled to be in place by the end of 2020, subject to the availability of funds.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Seattle District, USACE, marked the successful raising of the 70,000 pound JBLM Air Traffic Control Tower cab in July. The construction community shared in this momentous event with employees and contractors who support our military mission out on site.
JBLM's Air Traffic Control Tower construction continues
Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Seattle District, USACE, marked the successful raising of the 70,000 pound JBLM Air Traffic Control Tower cab in July. The construction community shared in this momentous event with employees and contractors who support our military mission out on site.
Help inspire kids to become future stewards of our nation’s natural and historic treasures. Every Kid in a Park provides all fourth grade students and their families free admission for a full year to more than 2,000 federally-managed sites nationwide. Plan a family outing today!
Every Kid in a Park
Help inspire kids to become future stewards of our nation’s natural and historic treasures. Every Kid in a Park provides all fourth grade students and their families free admission for a full year to more than 2,000 federally-managed sites nationwide. Plan a family outing today!
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the Nation’s leading provider of outdoor recreation with over 400 lake and river projects in 43 states and over 370 million visitors per year.
Life Jackets Worn... Nobody Mourns
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the Nation’s leading provider of outdoor recreation with over 400 lake and river projects in 43 states and over 370 million visitors per year.
In a process known as bioremediation, Seattle District environmental engineers are using an additive to alter conditions and induce bacteria to break down an explosive contaminant at Naval Base Kitsap in Bangor, Washington.
Bioremediation: Enlisting bacteria to battle contaminants
In a process known as bioremediation, Seattle District environmental engineers are using an additive to alter conditions and induce bacteria to break down an explosive contaminant at Naval Base Kitsap in Bangor, Washington.

Latest News Releases

Officials seek public comments on Seattle Harbor Draft Feasibility Report, Environmental Assessment

8/2/2016
SEATTLE - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials are seeking public comments on the Seattle Harbor Navigation Improvement Project Draft Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment.

Chittenden Locks nearing 100 years of service

8/1/2016
SEATTLE – A hundred years ago today, Aug. 3, 1916, the first vessel officially locked through the Government Locks in Seattle. The U.S. Engineering Department workboat Orcas made trial lockages in the large lock in February 1916 and small lock in July 1916. An informal opening celebration was held August 3 and the official dedication for the Lake Washington Ship Canal and now called Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard was held July 4, 1917.

Unsafe toxin detected in algae blooms on Rufus Woods Lake

7/22/2016
An unusually high level of an unsafe naturally occurring toxin was detected in algae blooms at Rufus Woods Lake, prompting U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ officials to post Washington State Department of Health warnings against swimming, water skiing and other in-water activities at the lake near Bridgeport, Washington.

Army Corps of Engineers repairing Dykstra levee in Auburn

7/20/2016
The Dykstra Levee System in King County, Washington, is getting a makeover starting July, 25, 2016 when U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ officials begin repairing three sections totaling approximately 850 feet of damage along the Green River during the months of August 2016 thru January 2017.

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Seattle District - Clearing the way since 1896