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Corps of Engineers lowering White River flows for barrier dam repairs

SEATTLE – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials will lower White River flows from Mud Mountain Dam beginning February 11, 2018, to make repairs on the White River Diversion Dam near Buckley, Washington. Flows about 2,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) are expected February 11 and will reduce to 350 cfs by February 14 and remain there through February 16. Flows are reduced for worker safety while making the repairs. [Read More]
Published: Feb-09-18

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

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 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 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