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Col. Mark A. Geraldi assumes command of Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Colonel Mark A. Geraldi assumes command of the Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, July 21, 2017. [Read More]
Published: Jul-21-17

Officials seek public comments on Westhaven Cove Small Boat Basin dredging project

The Army Corps of Engineers proposes routine dredging and disposal activities associated with maintenance of the Westhaven Cove Small Boat Basin in Westport, Washington. The proposed work would dredge up to 75,000 cubic yards (cy) of material per dredging event from the boat basin and dispose of it at two open water disposal sites over the ten-year period of FY 2018 - 2027. The tentatively preferred alternative calls for dredging to be conducted with a clamshell dredge during the designated work window of 16 July through 31 January. [Read More]
Published: Jul-18-17

Southwest Washington permitting office relocating June 28

The Southwest Washington permitting office for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers begins relocating to a new site June 28. People seeking permits or permitting information from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Clark, Cowlitz, Klickitat, Lewis, Skamania or Wahkiakium counties should contact Corps permitting representatives via phone or email from June 28-August 1. [Read More]
Published: Jun-27-17

Chittenden Locks kicks off Centennial Weekend Events Friday

SEATTLE – Join the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as we kick off the 4th of July weekend with several Centennial events, including the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks 100th Anniversary ceremony, 10 a.m., July 4. [Read More]
Published: Jun-27-17

Army Corps expects Lake Pend Oreille to reach summer level by June 26

Lake Pend Oreille is rising to its summer level, according to the Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps operates Albeni Falls Dam, which regulates the level of Lake Pend Oreille. [Read More]
Published: Jun-21-17

Chittenden Locks hosting Fisheries Day June 17

SEATTLE – Join Corps Natural Resource Management staff for a Fisheries Day 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 17 at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Twenty federal, tribal, state and local governments, and other organizations and groups are scheduled to offer information and activities about salmon and other environmental aspects. [Read More]
Published: Jun-09-17

President's Fiscal 2018 Budget for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program released

The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2018 (FY 2018) includes $5.002 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). "The fiscal 2018 Civil Works budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reflects the administration's priorities to support and improve the nation's economy and infrastructure, and to protect the American people," said Mr. Doug Lamont, senior official performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. "This Budget supports the core mission areas of coastal and inland navigation, reducing flood risks from riverine flooding and along our coasts, and restoring aquatic ecosystems.” [Read More]
Published: May-25-17

Chittenden Locks help juvenile salmon on journey to Puget Sound

SEATTLE – Studies have shown it’s no easy task for juvenile salmon to make it through the Lake Washington basin to Puget Sound and one of the obstacles they must pass is the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard. Although salmon have been navigating the 100-year-old Locks for as long as it’s been operating, studies in the 1990s indicated they were having a difficult time. The Lock’s primary passage routes were deep in the water column, not easily found by juvenile salmon which stay closer to the surface. [Read More]
Published: May-19-17

UPDATE - Debris could enter Lake Pend Oreille, boaters should use caution

Army Corps of Engineers’ officials have declared a log-boom breach at the Clark Fork Drift Facility an emergency and are warning boaters to watch out for logs and other floating debris on Lake Pend Oreille. Logs and debris from the Clark Fork River may pass through the breach. Floating and submerged logs and debris can be a safety hazard for all recreational boating activities. [Read More]
Published: May-18-17

Debris could enter Lake Pend Oreille, boaters should use caution

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ officials have declared the log-boom breach at Clark Fork Drift Yard an emergency and are warning boaters to watch out for logs and other floating debris in Lake Pend Oreille. Debris from the Clark Fork River may pass through the breach creating a safety hazard for all recreational boating activities. [Read More]
Published: May-12-17
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