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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

Sturgeon flow augmentation set to begin Monday at Libby Dam

Water managers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with federal, tribal, and state fishery biologists, have determined that spring run-off conditions warrant the commencement of required flow augmentation at Libby Dam, Montana, for endangered Kootenai River white sturgeon downstream in Idaho. [Read More]
Published: May-12-17

Chittenden Locks Centennial free summer concerts, events begin May 5

The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard officially opened July 4, 1917 and is adding events to the 28th Annual Free Summer Concerts and Events series to help commemorate this year’s Centennial Anniversary. [Read More]
Published: Apr-28-17

Army Corps of Engineers flood teams completing emergency repairs

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood teams are wrapping up work in the St. Joe River basin today.The Corps is finishing work in St. Maries, Idaho, along the St. Joe River, after stabilizing about 300 feet of the Riverdale levee yesterday by placing material on the landward side and top of the levee. [Read More]
Published: Mar-24-17
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