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Chittenden Locks large lock to close 4 hours Oct. 3 and all day Oct. 11

The large lock at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard will close to all marine traffic from 8 a.m. until noon October 3 and from 11 p.m. October 10 until midnight October 11. The October 3 closure allows Navy divers to safely clean the maintenance gate seals. The 25-hour shutdown, beginning at 11 p.m. October 10, allows maintenance staff to test the new large pump’s dewatering capabilities. [Read More]
Published: Sep-15-17

Chittenden Locks large chamber closed August 24

The large lock at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard is closed to all marine traffic today due to an unexpected hydraulics problem. Mechanics are working on the problem, but don’t yet have an estimated time when the large lock can be put back in service. The small lock will be available for vessels throughout the large lock closure. Mariners will be notified when the large lock returns to service. [Read More]
Published: Aug-24-17

Hiram M. Chittenden Locks large chamber to close January 17 from 8 a.m. to noon

The large lock will close to all marine traffic for pump plant-related work from 8 a.m. to noon January 17. The small lock will still be available for vessels less than 120 feet in length and 26 feet in width during this period. [Read More]
Published: Dec-29-16

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