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  • Colonel Bullock Assumes Command of Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    Colonel Alexander “Xander” L. Bullock assumed command of the Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tuesday. He joins the district after serving in the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), Tampa, Florida, as a part of the Commander’s Action Group and in the J4 (logistics) as a logistics plans officer.
  • Army Corps seeking public input for Lake Washington Ship Canal Master Plan

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, is seeking public input for updating the Lake Washington Ship Canal (LWSC) Master Plan. The plan includes land management of Corps properties at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (Ballard Locks) and along the Lake Washington Ship Canal.
  • USACE issues Chittenden Locks Scour Repair Notice of Preparation

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, issued today notice of plans to prepare, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, an environmental assessment (EA) for proposed urgent interim repairs to the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (Locks) stilling basin apron, spillway ogee, and the fish ladder, located in the Lake Washington Ship Canal (LWSC) in the City of Seattle, King County, Washington. The purpose of this Public Notice is to solicit comments from interested persons, groups and agencies on the environmental impact of the proposal and issues for consideration in the EA.
  • Army Corps opening Libby Dam Campgrounds

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) officials at Libby Dam will open Blackwell Flats and Dunn Creek Flats Campgrounds Friday afternoon, May 22, 2020, in time for Memorial Day weekend. While the campgrounds, boat ramps and day-use areas are open, the Libby Dam Visitor Center and Dam Tours will remain closed until further notice. Special Events have been cancelled or rescheduled for the fall. Picnic Shelters also remain closed, with no reservations available for now. Individual picnic tables are still available.
  • Army Corps team deploys to Montana, Idaho for flood assistance

    The Emergency Operations Center at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, partially activated May 19 in response to the St. Joe and Clark Fork rivers exceeding flood stage. The states of Idaho and Montana requested technical assistance and six USACE flood responders have deployed to the area to provide support.
  • Army Corps delays Albeni Falls Dam recreation season

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) officials at Albeni Falls Dam have delayed its recreation season. Subject to state and federal changes in guidance the Corps is now tentatively scheduled to open Albeni Falls Dam recreation areas on June 19. The delay provides greater flexibility to contractors and protects against further spread of the coronavirus.
  • Army Corps to host virtual Libby Dam public information meeting

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a virtual Libby Dam annual operations public information meeting 7-8:30 p.m. MDT May 14. Representatives from the Corps, National Weather Service, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will discuss water supply forecasts, Libby Dam operations, and Kootenai River white sturgeon recovery. Members of the public, elected officials, and stakeholders with an interest in Libby Dam and the Kootenai River are encouraged to call in and learn more about dam operations.
  • Army Corps to host virtual Albeni Falls Dam public information meeting

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a virtual Albeni Falls Dam spring operations public information meeting 6-7:30 p.m. PDT, May 11. Representatives from the Corps and National Weather Service will discuss weather forecasts, snowpack, water supply forecasts, Albeni Falls Dam operations and project updates. Members of the public, elected officials, and stakeholders with an interest in Albeni Falls Dam and the Pend Oreille Basin are encouraged to call in and learn more about dam operations.
  • Chittenden Locks large chamber reopens

    SEATTLE -- The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks large chamber opened for vessel traffic 11 a.m. April 1 after completing construction of the Stoney Gate Valve Project second phase three days early.
  • Corps of Engineers to begin Grays Harbor maintenance dredging April 10

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to conduct Grays Harbor maintenance dredging in the Outer Harbor beginning April 10 with the Corps hopper dredge vessel Essayons.