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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began construction on the new $112 million Mud Mountain Dam Fish Passage Facility. Kiewit Infrastructure West Company, provided this video of them diverting the White River to isolate the left bank for demolition of the existing barrier dam to begin construction of the new project.
Flip the River Video
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began construction on the new $112 million Mud Mountain Dam Fish Passage Facility. Kiewit Infrastructure West Company, provided this video of them diverting the White River to isolate the left bank for demolition of the existing barrier dam to begin construction of the new project.
Seattle District fishery biologist Rafael Lopez-Gonzalez holds garter snakes above Howard Hanson Dam. Rafael is working with a team of herpetologist from U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) conducting field studies to survey for reptiles and amphibians at Mud Mountain Dam and Howard Hanson Dam.
Herpetological Survey
Seattle District fishery biologist Rafael Lopez-Gonzalez holds garter snakes above Howard Hanson Dam. Rafael is working with a team of herpetologist from U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) conducting field studies to survey for reptiles and amphibians at Mud Mountain Dam and Howard Hanson Dam.
A 62nd Airlift Wing C-17 Globemaster III aircraft carrying a 17th Field Artillery Brigade High-Mobility Artillery Rocket (HIMARS) launcher, both from JBLM, lands at the newly renovated Selah Creek Airstrip, Nov. 15. The Corps project repaired and improved the airstrip so it can now support training exercises using aircraft as large as the C-17.
First C-17 Lands at Selah Creek Airstrip
A 62nd Airlift Wing C-17 Globemaster III aircraft carrying a 17th Field Artillery Brigade High-Mobility Artillery Rocket (HIMARS) launcher, both from JBLM, lands at the newly renovated Selah Creek Airstrip, Nov. 15. The Corps project repaired and improved the airstrip so it can now support training exercises using aircraft as large as the C-17.
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.
White River Chinook runs rising through collaborative efforts, operational changes
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.
Seattle District employees pose for a group photo June 29, 2017.
Seattle District
Seattle District employees pose for a group photo June 29, 2017.
As part of Mud Mountain Dam’s Fish Passage Facility construction near Buckley, Washington, the Corps’ 1940s-built trap and haul facility needed to temporarily close. Corps and Puyallup Tribe of Indians Fisheries employees worked alongside each other rescuing fish before the shutdown.

The team collected fish from the temporary fish ways, the ladder and trap. About 50 lampreys and between 50 and 100 juvenile salmonids were returned to the river.
Rescued Lampreys
As part of Mud Mountain Dam’s Fish Passage Facility construction near Buckley, Washington, the Corps’ 1940s-built trap and haul facility needed to temporarily close. Corps and Puyallup Tribe of Indians Fisheries employees worked alongside each other rescuing fish before the shutdown. The team collected fish from the temporary fish ways, the ladder and trap. About 50 lampreys and between 50 and 100 juvenile salmonids were returned to the river.
The sun rises as seen from the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (Ballard Locks) March 11, 2018.
Morning view at the Locks
The sun rises as seen from the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (Ballard Locks) March 11, 2018.

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Skokomish River Basin Restoration Project receives $13.6 million Corps funding

12/6/2018
Seattle District received $13.6 million in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fiscal 2019 Work Plan to complete the Skokomish River Basin Ecosystem Restoration Project design and construction phases. This project plan provides restoration on a total of 277 acres including habitat critical for Endangered Species Act (ESA)-listed chinook and chum salmon, key food sources for southern resident orca whales.

Army Corps of Engineers completing flood fights on Nooksack and Skagit rivers

11/5/2018
Seattle District flood teams are completing rock placement in the Skagit and Nooksack river basins, where high river flows threatened communities with flooding over the weekend.

Army Corps of Engineers assisting with Northwest flood fights

11/2/2018
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, flood teams are deployed to the Skagit and Nooksack river basins providing direct and technical assistance to local communities threatened with potential flooding.

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