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White River Chinook runs rising through collaborative efforts, operational changes

SEATTLE – The White River’s 2016 Chinook salmon run numbers were the best seen in 71 years until 2017’s run. Runs consistently averaged 1,565 in the early 2000s, but 2017’s count as of mid-October was 15,565, a 67 percent increase from 2016’s 9,347 total. [Read More]
Published: Oct-25-17

Chittenden Locks Large chamber closed Nov. 6-22

SEATTLE – The large lock at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard is scheduled to close to all marine traffic from 9 p.m., Nov. 6, to 8 p.m., Nov. 22, for annual maintenance. The small lock will still be available for vessels less than 120 feet in length and 26 feet in width throughout the large lock maintenance period. Mariners may experience delays, depending on passage demand. [Read More]
Published: Oct-20-17

Army Corps ready to respond as Western Washington rivers on flood watch

SEATTLE—The Emergency Operations Center at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is activated and on extended shifts until further notice as flood watches and warnings have been issued for Western Washington rivers. Rivers are expected to crest Saturday night into Sunday. [Read More]
Published: Oct-20-17

Corps of Engineers begins annual Howard Hanson Dam reservoir summer refill

SEATTLE – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water managers will begin refilling the Howard A. Hanson Dam reservoir near the Green River headwaters February 21, 2017. [Read More]
Published: Feb-21-17

Chittenden Locks Large chamber closed Nov. 7-23

SEATTLE – The large lock at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard is scheduled to close to all marine traffic from 9 a.m., Nov. 7, to 8 p.m., Nov. 23, for annual maintenance. [Read More]
Published: Oct-26-16

Officials seek public comments on Seattle Harbor Draft Feasibility Report, Environmental Assessment

SEATTLE - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials are seeking public comments on the Seattle Harbor Navigation Improvement Project Draft Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment. [Read More]
Published: Aug-02-16

Chittenden Locks to close 5 hours June 7 for saltwater drain inspection

SEATTLE – The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard will close to all marine traffic 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 7 allowing divers to inspect a saltwater drain screen structure. [Read More]
Published: Jun-02-16

Corps of Engineers assisting with Northwest flood fights and coastal storm

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, flood teams remain out in several basins around the Northwest to respond to flooding and a predicted coastal storm. [Read More]
Published: Dec-10-15

Chittenden Locks pedestrian gate reroutes for maintenance beginning April 20

Concrete repairs at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks main pedestrian entrance in Ballard will mean a slight diversion beginning April 20. [Read More]
Published: Apr-16-15

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
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