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Drought affecting how Corps officials manage Chittenden Locks

SEATTLE – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials anticipate Lake Washington’s level will drop below 20 feet this summer, the first time since October 1987, and are taking steps to conserve water during this year’s drought. [Read More]
Published: Jun-19-15

Chittenden Locks to close June 2 for salt water drain inspection

SEATTLE – The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard will close to all marine traffic 8 a.m. to noon, June 2, allowing U.S. Navy divers to inspect a saltwater drain screen structure. [Read More]
Published: Jun-01-15

Corps installing fish passage smolt flumes at Chittenden Locks in Ballard

The Army Corps of Engineers, which operates the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, is installing four smolt flumes in spillway gates four and five. Work begins April 14 and continues for several days. [Read More]
Published: Apr-14-15

Corps of Engineers begins Lake Washington annual summer refill Feb. 15

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials will begin Lake Washington annual summer refill operations Feb. 15. Water managers are targeting a typical annual refill of the lake to 22 feet with an interim target of 21.90 feet by early May. Fill rates and target elevations vary through May based on conditions. [Read More]
Published: Feb-03-14

Chittenden Locks to close 5 hours August 28 for saltwater drain inspection

SEATTLE – The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard will close to all marine traffic 8 a.m. to 1 [Read More]
Published: Aug-21-13

Chittenden Locks to close June 6 for salt water drain inspection

SEATTLE – The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard will close to all marine traffic 7 a.m. to 1 [Read More]
Published: Jun-03-13

Chittenden Locks free concerts, events begin May 30

SEATTLE – The 24th Annual Free Summer Concerts and Events series at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in [Read More]
Published: May-23-13

Chittenden Locks fish ladder to close May 13-23

SEATTLE – The fish ladder at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard will close for annual [Read More]
Published: May-09-13

Chittenden Locks small chamber closing 12 days for annual maintenance

SEATTLE – The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks small chamber will close to marine traffic beginning 1 p.m., [Read More]
Published: Mar-05-13

Army Corps of Engineers to close large lock in Ballard Nov. 6-20

Seattle – The large lock at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard will close to all marine [Read More]
Published: Nov-02-12
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