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State’s first wetland-fish bank approved: Coweeman River Mitigation Bank will benefit wetland and salmon habitat

Washington state’s first joint wetland and fish habitat bank was signed into operation May 5. This landmark event certifies that the 302-acre mitigation bank along the Coweeman River will now protect wetland functions and create habitat for several life-stages of salmon. [Read More]
Published: May-06-16

Army Corps raising Lake Washington to summer elevation early

SEATTLE – For the second consecutive year, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials will raise lakes Washington and Union earlier than typical to the target summer 22-foot elevation due to lower than normal inflows. [Read More]
Published: May-04-16

Weatherwax wetland bank certified to run in Ocean Shores

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Washington Department of Ecology have certified the operation of a wetland mitigation bank on land owned by the City of Ocean Shores located within the city boundaries in Grays Harbor County. The new 121.86 acre Weatherwax Wetland and Habitat Bank will preserve and enhance a rare and unique ecosystem within the city of Ocean Shores. [Read More]
Published: Mar-29-16

Officials seek public comments on Draft Feasibility Report, Environmental Impact Statement for Puyallup Flood Risk Management Study

SEATTLE - Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Pierce County, Washington, are seeking public comments on the Draft Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement for the Puyallup River Basin Flood Risk Management General Investigation Study. The 45-day public comment period is from March 25 to May 9, 2016. This document is available for viewing online at and a paper copy will be made available at the Puyallup Public Library and Pierce County Library in Orting, Washington. [Read More]
Published: Mar-25-16

Army Corps begins annual spring fill of Howard Hanson Dam

Water managers have begun slowly filling the reservoir at Howard Hanson Dam at the headwaters of the Green River. [Read More]
Published: Mar-15-16

Corps of Engineers to start Grays Harbor maintenance dredging April 1

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin annual Grays Harbor maintenance dredging in the Outer Harbor April 1, 2016. [Read More]
Published: Mar-08-16

Chittenden Locks small chamber closing for annual maintenance

SEATTLE – The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks small chamber closed to marine traffic noon, March 14 through 5 p.m., March 25. [Read More]
Published: Mar-07-16

Corps of Engineers activates Emergency Operations Center

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, has declared a district emergency and put its Emergency Operations Center into operation Feb. 19. The emergency declaration by Col. John Buck, Seattle District commander, is to address current weather conditions and a growing pool in the reservoir at Mud Mountain Dam in Enumclaw, Washington, on the White River. [Read More]
Published: Feb-19-16

Corps of Engineers begins Lake Washington annual summer refill

SEATTLE – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials began Lake Washington’s annual summer refill operations Feb. 18. [Read More]
Published: Feb-18-16

President's Fiscal 2017 Budget for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works released

The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2017 includes $4.620 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, including nearly $74 million for Seattle District programs and projects. [Read More]
Published: Feb-12-16
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