The $12 million Yakima River Gap-to-Gap Ecosystem Restoration Project will restore ecosystem process, structure, and function in the river’s gap-to-gap reach. It includes removing and realigning levees, removing spur dikes, restoring and reconnecting 320 acres of floodplains and reconnecting wetlands.
Photo illustration of the map of the project area along the Snohomish River, Everett, Snohomish County, Washington, where maintenance dredging operations are scheduled to begin Oct. 25, 2023, and be completed Feb. 14, 2024.
Group photo of Seattle District's debris recovery crew MV PUGET, flanked by (left) Brig. Gen. Jonathan Byrom, director of Army Safety and U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center Commanding general, and (right) Brig. Gen. Geoff Van Epps, commander of USACE, Northwestern Division. Seattle District's Commander Kathryn Sanborn stands center. Byrom recognized the crew with the Army Risk Management Award at the USACE-owned and operated Lake Washington Ship Canal and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (Locks), Seattle, Washington, Sept. 21.
Aerial photo of Lake Washington Ship Canal and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District. The Chittenden Locks will launch an extended gate-closure schedule to facilitate demolition, concrete construction, and installation and the commissioning of the new miter gates. The first round of gate closures is scheduled to begin Oct. 16, 2023. (Courtesy photo)
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