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Army Corps of Engineers to require EIS for Millennium Bulk Export Terminal proposal

The Army Corps of Engineers has evaluated a proposal from Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview, LLC, to construct a coal export terminal along the Columbia River west of Longview, Wash. The Corps has determined that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be necessary to document potential effects of the proposal as required under the National Environmental Policy Act. [Read More]
Published: Jul-13-12

Army Corps and Washington Department of Ecology staff offer free permitting workshops

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Washington State Department of Ecology are sponsoring free workshops this July and August covering recent changes in the Nationwide Permit program. [Read More]
Published: Jul-10-12

Flows on the White River to be reduced over the next few days

Beginning July 10, Army Corps of Engineers water managers for Mud Mountain Dam on the White River will slowly begin to step down flows in the White River while repairs are done at the diversion dam near Buckley, Wash. [Read More]
Published: Jul-09-12

Corps approves Hood Canal In-Lieu Fee Mitigation program

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved the Hood Canal Coordinating Council (HCCC) In-lieu Fee Mitigation Program. Col. Bruce Estok, the Army Corps of Engineer’s Seattle District Commander, signed the document July 6. [Read More]
Published: Jul-09-12

Agencies approve first Native American commercial wetland and habitat mitigation bank in U.S. with Lummi Nation

SEATTLE—Federal agencies worked together with the Lummi Nation to establish the first federally authorized Native American sponsored commercial wetland and habitat mitigation bank in the nation. [Read More]
Published: Jul-06-12

Caution urged for Pend Oreille recreators due to high river flows

Oldtown, ID -- Due to near record rainfall in northern Idaho and Montana, Albeni Falls Dam released water at a rate as high as 98,000 cubic feet per second, and while flows are slowing, Army Corps of Engineers park rangers urge caution at Pend Oreille beaches. [Read More]
Published: Jun-28-12

U.S. and Canada Coordinating on Libby Dam Operations to Reduce Flood Impacts

Water managers and dam operators may exceed normal water level limits behind Libby Dam in western Montana in an effort to reduce flooding impacts along the Kootenai River in Montana, Idaho and British Columbia. [Read More]
Published: Jun-28-12

Army Corps operating Libby Dam to reduce flood damage

With a rainstorm storm expected to add widespread modest to heavy rainfall starting early this morning in the Kootenai River Basin, which is already exceeding precipitation records for the month of June, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is operating Libby Dam to its fullest flexibility in an effort to reduce flood damage. [Read More]
Published: Jun-26-12

Small lock at Chittenden Locks in Ballard reopens

Maintenance workers finished structural repairs today allowing the small lock at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks to reopen for vessel traffic following an accident June 10. [Read More]
Published: Jun-21-12

Small lock at Chittenden Locks closed two weeks for repairs

Repairs to the small lock at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard will take about two weeks after a boat hit the lock gate Sunday. [Read More]
Published: Jun-11-12
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