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May, 2017


President's Fiscal 2018 Budget for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program released

The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2018 (FY 2018) includes $5.002 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). "The fiscal 2018 Civil Works budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reflects the administration's priorities to support and improve the nation's economy and infrastructure, and to protect the American people," said Mr. Doug Lamont, senior official performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. "This Budget supports the core mission areas of coastal and inland navigation, reducing flood risks from riverine flooding and along our coasts, and restoring aquatic ecosystems.” [Read More]
Published: May-25-17

Chittenden Locks help juvenile salmon on journey to Puget Sound

SEATTLE – Studies have shown it’s no easy task for juvenile salmon to make it through the Lake Washington basin to Puget Sound and one of the obstacles they must pass is the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard. Although salmon have been navigating the 100-year-old Locks for as long as it’s been operating, studies in the 1990s indicated they were having a difficult time. The Lock’s primary passage routes were deep in the water column, not easily found by juvenile salmon which stay closer to the surface. [Read More]
Published: May-19-17

UPDATE - Debris could enter Lake Pend Oreille, boaters should use caution

Army Corps of Engineers’ officials have declared a log-boom breach at the Clark Fork Drift Facility an emergency and are warning boaters to watch out for logs and other floating debris on Lake Pend Oreille. Logs and debris from the Clark Fork River may pass through the breach. Floating and submerged logs and debris can be a safety hazard for all recreational boating activities. [Read More]
Published: May-18-17

Debris could enter Lake Pend Oreille, boaters should use caution

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ officials have declared the log-boom breach at Clark Fork Drift Yard an emergency and are warning boaters to watch out for logs and other floating debris in Lake Pend Oreille. Debris from the Clark Fork River may pass through the breach creating a safety hazard for all recreational boating activities. [Read More]
Published: May-12-17

Sturgeon flow augmentation set to begin Monday at Libby Dam

Water managers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with federal, tribal, and state fishery biologists, have determined that spring run-off conditions warrant the commencement of required flow augmentation at Libby Dam, Montana, for endangered Kootenai River white sturgeon downstream in Idaho. [Read More]
Published: May-12-17