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Sturgeon flow augmentation set to begin May 22 at Libby Dam

Water managers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with federal, tribal, and state fishery biologists, have determined that water temperature and flow are now sufficient to commence sturgeon flow augmentation operations at Libby Dam, Montana, for endangered Kootenai River white sturgeon downstream in Idaho. [Read More]
Published: May-21-15

Corps of Engineers releases Mud Mountain Dam Fish Passage Project Environmental Assessment

Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released the Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for Mud Mountain Dam Fish Passage Project. [Read More]
Published: May-06-15

Army Corps to raise Lake Washington to summer elevation a bit early

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will raise lakes Washington and Union to the target summer elevation of 22 feet a couple weeks earlier than normal due to extremely low inflows to Lake Washington. [Read More]
Published: May-01-15

Chittenden Locks will close to all marine traffic overnight May 5, 12

The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard will close to all marine traffic for 12.5 hours beginning 6 p.m., May 5 and May 12. [Read More]
Published: May-01-15

Army Corps to host public information meeting in Priest River April 30

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a public meeting April 30 in Priest River, Idaho, to inform the public on Albeni Falls Dam operations. [Read More]
Published: Apr-22-15

Chittenden Locks pedestrian gate reroutes for maintenance beginning April 20

Concrete repairs at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks main pedestrian entrance in Ballard will mean a slight diversion beginning April 20. [Read More]
Published: Apr-16-15

Pierce County establishes in-lieu fee program to balance development and wetland protection

Developers working in two Pierce County watersheds have a new option to offset unavoidable construction impacts to wetlands and other aquatic habitat. The county partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Washington State Department of Ecology, Puget Sound Partnership and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop the program. [Read More]
Published: Apr-16-15

Army Corps testing Moses Lake wells for contaminants

As part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s long-term effort to clean contaminated groundwater and soil at the Moses Lake Wellfield Superfund site, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ officials are planning to test groundwater samples at a mix of monitoring and private drinking water wells this spring. [Read More]
Published: Apr-16-15

Corps installing fish passage smolt flumes at Chittenden Locks in Ballard

The Army Corps of Engineers, which operates the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, is installing four smolt flumes in spillway gates four and five. Work begins April 14 and continues for several days. [Read More]
Published: Apr-14-15

Corps of Engineers to start Grays Harbor maintenance dredging April 18

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin annual Grays Harbor maintenance dredging April 18. [Read More]
Published: Apr-14-15
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