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June, 2012


Caution urged for Pend Oreille recreators due to high river flows

Oldtown, ID -- Due to near record rainfall in northern Idaho and Montana, Albeni Falls Dam released water at a rate as high as 98,000 cubic feet per second, and while flows are slowing, Army Corps of Engineers park rangers urge caution at Pend Oreille beaches. [Read More]
Published: Jun-28-12

U.S. and Canada Coordinating on Libby Dam Operations to Reduce Flood Impacts

Water managers and dam operators may exceed normal water level limits behind Libby Dam in western Montana in an effort to reduce flooding impacts along the Kootenai River in Montana, Idaho and British Columbia. [Read More]
Published: Jun-28-12

Army Corps operating Libby Dam to reduce flood damage

With a rainstorm storm expected to add widespread modest to heavy rainfall starting early this morning in the Kootenai River Basin, which is already exceeding precipitation records for the month of June, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is operating Libby Dam to its fullest flexibility in an effort to reduce flood damage. [Read More]
Published: Jun-26-12

Small lock at Chittenden Locks in Ballard reopens

Maintenance workers finished structural repairs today allowing the small lock at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks to reopen for vessel traffic following an accident June 10. [Read More]
Published: Jun-21-12

Small lock at Chittenden Locks closed two weeks for repairs

Repairs to the small lock at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard will take about two weeks after a boat hit the lock gate Sunday. [Read More]
Published: Jun-11-12

Army Corps seeks comments on proposed Elliott Bay Seawall Repair and replacement

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking comments on a permit application from the Seattle Department of Transportation to repair and replace 7,112 linear feet of seawall from S. Washington Street to Broad Street along the Seattle Waterfront abutting Elliott Bay in two phases. [Read More]
Published: Jun-04-12

Sturgeon flow augmentation underway at Libby Dam

Water managers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with federal and state fish biologists, determined forecasted inflows are sufficient to provide flow augmentation, including spill, at Libby Dam, Mont., for endangered Kootenai River white sturgeon in the Kootenai River downstream in Idaho. [Read More]
Published: Jun-01-12

Chittenden Locks to close June 5 for salmon exclusion structure inspection

The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard will close to all marine traffic 7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., June 5 allowing U.S. Navy divers to inspect the Adult Salmon Exclusion Structure. [Read More]
Published: Jun-01-12