US Army Corps of Engineers
Seattle District

News Releases By Month

  • Corps of Engineers begins Lake Washington annual summer refill

    SEATTLE – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials have been working to help clear the highest inflow event at the locks since detailed record keeping began, but will start Lake Washington’s annual summer refill operations February 15, 2020.
  • Army Corps running 24 hour emergency operations, deploys river spotters

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, is running its Reservoir Control and Emergency Operations centers 24 hours per day and sending spotters to monitor conditions on the Green and White rivers, addressing current weather conditions and increasing reservoir storage at two Corps dams near Enumclaw, Washington.
  • Army Corps water managers regulate five Washington dams, reduce flood risk

    As U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ flood fighters were supporting local communities in Skagit, Whatcom and Snohomish counties over the weekend, Seattle District water managers were busy regulating flows at five dams to reduce downstream flood risk.
  • Army Corps flood fight teams working in Skagit and Snohomish River basins

    Flood fighters from the Seattle District continue working in the Town of Lyman to extend the length of a buried rock trench to reinforce the upstream channel bank along the Skagit River. The Snohomish Flood Team has deployed to Snohomish County to begin providing emergency measures at Ebey Slough Levee.
  • Army Corps flood fight teams working in Skagit River Basin, monitoring Nooksack levees

    Flood fighters from the Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, continue working in the Town of Lyman to extend the length of a buried rock trench to reinforce the upstream channel bank along the Skagit River. Crews worked through the night and have excavated half of the trench and placed one third of the riprap. Emergency measures are expected to be completed by Sunday with cleanup Monday.
  • Army Corps flood fight teams reinforcing local levees, delivering sandbags

    Flood fighters from the Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, are providing materials and assistance in the Skagit, Nooksack and Snohomish river basins in western Washington.
  • Chittenden Locks large chamber closes February 12- April 4, small lock available

    The large lock chamber at the Chittenden Locks in Ballard will close to all vessel traffic 5:30 a.m. February 12 to replace the chamber’s filling culvert valves. It will remain closed for up to 53 days, with a scheduled reopening April 4. The small chamber will remain open during this time and vessels up to 28-feet wide by 123-feet long are able to use it.
  • Army Corps flood fight teams mobilized as several rivers predicted to exceed flood stage

    The Emergency Operations Center at the Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is activated until further notice as flood teams have been mobilized for the Skagit and Nooksack river basins in western Washington.
  • Corps of Engineers wrapping up work near Tokeland

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, completed work responding to a request for assistance from the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe to help with the tribe’s efforts to repair a flood risk reduction berm near Tokeland, Washington. This assistance was part of an extension to the emergency declaration made last month.
  • Corps team again assisting with coastal repair request

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials extended an emergency declaration January 8 supporting a December Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe request for assistance to stabilize a flood risk reduction berm near Tokeland, Washington.