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Chittenden Locks large chamber to close January 24, 25

The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks large chamber will close to vessel traffic from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. January 24 and 25 to complete work on the emergency closure system, or ECS. The small lock will continue operations during the closures. [Read More]
Published: Jan-18-19

Free public Army Corps permitting sessions offered in Southwest Washington

The Seattle District Regulatory Branch is holding free public information sessions in Southwest Washington beginning at the end of January. [Read More]
Published: Jan-07-19

Port of Tacoma and Corps of Engineers to host meeting on Blair navigation study January 17

Officials with the Port of Tacoma and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, will hold a public informational meeting January 17 to outline the feasibility study and environmental assessment for potential improvements to the Blair Waterway. Such improvements could include deepening and widening to increase big-ship access along the waterway. [Read More]
Published: Jan-04-19

USACE issues Tacoma Harbor Notice of Preparation of Environmental Assessment

Seattle District issued today notice of plans to prepare, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, an environmental assessment for the Tacoma Harbor, Washington, Navigation Improvement Project. [Read More]
Published: Dec-21-18

Skokomish River Basin Restoration Project receives $13.6 million Corps funding

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. [Read More]
Published: Dec-06-18

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

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. [Read More]
Published: Nov-05-18

Army Corps of Engineers assisting with Northwest flood fights

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. [Read More]
Published: Nov-02-18

Army Corps responding as Western Washington rivers are predicted to reach flood stage

The Emergency Operations Center at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers activated October 30 and a flood response plan for Lyman, Washington, is underway. The activation is in response to National Weather Service predictions for western Washington rivers, which may crest this weekend above flood stage. [Read More]
Published: Oct-31-18

Chittenden Locks Large chamber begins 24-day closure October 29

SEATTLE – The large lock at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard is scheduled to close to all marine traffic from 9 a.m. October 29 to 8 p.m. Nov. 21 for annual maintenance and additional gate work. [Read More]
Published: Oct-26-18

Corps of Engineers to begin Swinomish River dredging October 17

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct maintenance dredging in the Swinomish River beginning October 17 with an anticipated completion date of December 30. [Read More]
Published: Oct-10-18
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