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Army Corps of Engineers repairing Union Slough Levee

The Union Slough Levee near Everett, Washington, is getting repairs starting the week of September 19, 2016. [Read More]
Published: Sep-15-16

Army Corps proceeding with Nationwide Permit 48 for shellfish aquaculture; ESA compliance tools pending release

Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Commander Col. John Buck has decided not to pursue a Regional General Permit for aquaculture activities at this time.The 2017 Nationwide Permit 48, which is being developed now to permit certain commercial shellfish aquaculture activities, will provide consistency with national standards, and provide appropriate protection to the aquatic environment with the flexibility to adapt conditions to reflect regional circumstances. [Read More]
Published: Sep-09-16

Army Corps of Engineers repairing Lord Hill Levee

Permanent repairs to the Lord Hill Levee on the Snohomish River upstream of the town of Snohomish, Washington, will begin on approximately August 15, 2016. [Read More]
Published: Aug-12-16

Army Corps of Engineers repairing Startup Training Levee

The Startup Federal Levee near the Town of Startup, Snohomish County, Washington, will be repaired beginning August, 15, 2016. [Read More]
Published: Aug-12-16

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

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. [Read More]
Published: Aug-02-16

Chittenden Locks nearing 100 years of service

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. [Read More]
Published: Aug-01-16

Unsafe toxin detected in algae blooms on Rufus Woods Lake

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. [Read More]
Published: Jul-22-16

Army Corps of Engineers repairing Dykstra levee in Auburn

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. [Read More]
Published: Jul-20-16

Unsafe toxin detected in algae blooms on Rufus Woods Lake

SEATTLE – An unsafe level of a 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. [Read More]
Published: Jul-15-16

Debris enters Lake Pend Oreille, boaters should use caution

SEATTLE – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials are advising boaters to watch for additional debris in Lake Pend Oreille after a breach in a drift yard facility allowed some logs and debris to enter the lake. [Read More]
Published: Jun-29-16
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