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Army Corps begins annual spring fill of Howard Hanson Dam

Water managers have begun slowly filling the reservoir at Howard Hanson Dam at the headwaters of the Green River. As is typical, the Army Corps of Engineers slowly begins annual spring fill of the reservoir in late February, allowing water levels to rise within Howard Hanson Dam’s reservoir. [Read More]
Published: Feb-24-15

Corps of Engineers begins Lake Washington annual summer refill

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials began Lake Washington annual summer refill operations Feb. 15. [Read More]
Published: Feb-17-15

President's Fiscal 2016 Budget for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works released

The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2016 includes $4.732 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. [Read More]
Published: Feb-02-15

Corps of Engineers assisting with coastal storm protection

Seattle District put its Emergency Operations center into operation Dec. 19 and has sent a team to assess coastal storm protection measures on the Olympic Peninsula. In addition, Ocean Shores has requested and received 5,000 sandbags and has requested technical assistance developing a monitoring plan. [Read More]
Published: Dec-19-14

Public comment period on draft Alki Coastal Erosion Control Project open until Dec. 31

Seattle District has partnered with the Seattle Parks and Recreation to design and implement a coastal storm damage reduction project under Section 103 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1962, as amended. The public comment period for this project runs through Dec. 31. [Read More]
Published: Dec-19-14

Corps of Engineers wrapping up flood protection work

Army Corps of Engineers teams are completing flood protection measures in the Skagit River basin and on the Olympic Peninsula. One team is assisting the Quileute Tribe at La Push, Wash., to place of as much as 500 tons of large rock at a jetty at risk of breaching and flooding the community. Another Corps team is completing work for Skagit River basin Diking Districts 1 and 17 to repair eroded areas. [Read More]
Published: Dec-11-14

Corps of Engineers assisting with flood protection work

Army Corps of Engineers teams are supporting local communities with assistance and assessing flood protection measures in the Skagit and Nooksack River basins and on the Olympic Peninsula. Tuesday morning’s storm surge eroded 200 feet of the Hoh River coastal revetment. Overnight, a Corps team oversaw construction also providing equipment and rock to shore up the eroded area. The Corps’ Seattle District emergency operations center and reservoir control center remain in 24-hour-a-day operation to manage high inflows in the north cascades and Olympics. [Read More]
Published: Dec-10-14

Corps of Engineers assisting with flood protection assessments

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, put its Emergency Operations center into operation Dec. 8 and has sent teams to assess flood protection measures in the Skagit and Nooksack River basins and on the Olympic Peninsula. The Corps’ reservoir control center is also in 24-hour-a-day operation to manage anticipated high inflows in the north cascades and Olympics. [Read More]
Published: Dec-09-14

Army Corps of Engineers Receives New Biological Opinion

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it received a final biological opinion from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries on the nationwide permits that were reissued on Feb. 13, 2012, and went into effect March 19, 2012. [Read More]
Published: Dec-03-14

Officials extend public comment period on Nearshore draft feasibility report, EIS to Jan. 8

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials are extending the public comment period to Jan. 8, 2015, for comments on the Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project Draft Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement. [Read More]
Published: Nov-21-14
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