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Summer pedestrian walkway closures at Chittenden Locks in Ballard to begin

The first of several pedestrian walkway closures along the spillway dam this summer at Chittenden Locks in Ballard is scheduled 9 a.m. Monday, June 16. Closure could last up to several hours. Commuters must cross before that time. Visitors to the fish ladder only should park near Commodore Park in Magnolia. All other visitors park on the Ballard side. Intermittent temporary pedestrian walkway closures will continue through the end of August 2014 for removal and replacement of the six tainter spillway gates at the Chittenden Locks. Navigation through the Chittenden Locks is not affected and will continue as usual. [Read More]
Published: Jun-13-14

Draft EIS for BP Cherry Point dock North Wing now available online

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement to examine the incremental environmental risk, principally from vessel traffic, related to operation of the previously authorized addition of the North Wing to the BP Cherry Point dock, near Ferndale, Wash., released May 29 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now available online and at select public libraries. The draft EIS can be accessed online at: http://1.usa.gov/1nSx4Zw. [Read More]
Published: Jun-06-14

Second Sturgeon Pulse commences at Libby Dam

SEATTLE – Water managers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with federal, tribal, and state [Read More]
Published: Jun-03-14

Chittenden Locks in Ballard closing large and small locks June 5

SEATTLE – Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard is closing both the large and small locks 7 a.m. to 1 [Read More]
Published: Jun-02-14

Pedestrian walkway closures at Chittenden Locks in Ballard during spillway gates replacement

SEATTLE – From June 2 to the end of August 2014, removal and replacement of the six tainter spillway [Read More]
Published: May-30-14

Lake Pend Oreille, Pend Oreille River flood potential

Above normal rain and snow is creating a situation where the peak Lake Pend Oreille elevation and peak Pend Oreille River flows downstream of Albeni Falls Dam are likely to exceed flood stage as early as next week. [Read More]
Published: May-30-14

Draft EIS released on previously authorized BP Cherry Point dock North Wing

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement to examine the incremental environmental risk, principally from vessel traffic, related to operation of the previously authorized addition of the North Wing to the BP Cherry Point dock, near Ferndale, Wash. The comment period for the draft EIS begins June 6 and closes Aug. 6, 2014. The Corps will hold public meetings in Bellingham and Seattle on July 16 and 24 respectively. Both written and oral scoping comments will be considered in the preparation of the final EIS. [Read More]
Published: May-29-14

World Fish Migration Day celebrated at Chittenden Locks in Ballard

The Chittenden Locks in Ballard invites visitors to celebrate World Fish Migration Day from noon to 4 p.m. May 24. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will set up tables and be accompanied by Chittenden Locks’ staff to provide interactive learning activities about fish passage, the salmon life cycle and more. [Read More]
Published: May-16-14

Sturgeon flow augmentation set to begin Friday at Libby Dam

Water managers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with federal, tribal, and state fish biologists, determined forecasted inflows are sufficient to provide flow augmentation at Libby Dam, Mont., for endangered Kootenai River white sturgeon downstream in Idaho. [Read More]
Published: May-14-14

Chittenden Locks in Ballard extends small chamber closing to end of week

SEATTLE – The small chamber lock at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard is not yet ready to [Read More]
Published: Apr-23-14
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