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News Releases By Month

  • Chittenden Locks officials announce lift to some COVID-19 restrictions

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials will begin its next phases of the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks reopening plan which include setting dates for the first floor of the visitors center to open on April 23 and access to the pedestrian bridges beginning April 28. The public restrooms will remain closed until May 3.
  • Corps of Engineers to begin Grays Harbor maintenance dredging April 12

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to conduct Grays Harbor maintenance dredging in the Outer Harbor beginning April 12 with the USACE hopper dredge vessels Essayons and Yaquina.
  • Corps of Engineers begins Lake Washington annual summer refill

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials will begin Lake Washington’s annual summer refill operations February 16, 2021.
  • Mud Mountain Dam officials announce park opening

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announced that Mud Mountain Dam Park will reopen to visitors on March 1, 2021. The open hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The picnic shelters, playgrounds and restrooms will also be open.
  • Army Corps of Engineers Work Plan for FY 2021 Civil Works Appropriations includes over $97 million for Seattle District projects

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2021 Work Plan for the Army Civil Works program on January 19, 2021. The work plan includes more than $97 million additional funding for Seattle District projects, including: • Grays Harbor - $2,750,000 • Lake Washington Ship Canal - $18,784,000 • Seattle Harbor (Harbor Donor and Energy Transfer Port Payment) - $2,782,000 • Tacoma Harbor (Harbor Donor and Energy Transfer Port Payment) - $2,744,000 • Puget Sound Nearshore Marine Habitat Restoration - $2,563,000 • Albeni Falls Dam Fish Passage - $68,100,000
  • Seattle Corps of Engineers activates Emergency Operations Center

    SEATTLE — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, has declared a district emergency and activated its Emergency Operations Center Jan. 12. The emergency declaration by Col. Alexander “Xander” L. Bullock, Seattle District commander, is in response to National Weather Service forecasts for western Washington rivers to exceed flood stage with the most significant forecasts in the central Cascades. Rain is anticipated to continue through today with rivers expected to crest Wednesday.
  • Chittenden Locks announces upcoming large lock closure

    The Hiram M. Chittenden (Ballard) Locks’ large chamber will close to all vessel traffic 5:30 a.m. March 22, and remain closed until 5:00p.m., March 27.
  • Corps of Engineers to start Grays Harbor maintenance dredging

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin maintenance dredging of the federal Grays Harbor Inner Harbor Navigation Channel January 4, 2021.
  • Army Corps Maintenance Dredging Kenmore Federal Channel

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with local sponsor King County, will begin maintenance dredging of the Kenmore Federal Channel December 14, 2020, in Kenmore, Washington.
  • Army Corps dredging Everett Harbor, Snohomish River

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with local sponsor Port of Everett, will begin maintenance dredging of the lower channel and settling basin of Everett Harbor and Snohomish River December 9, 2020.