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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 November 30. [Read More]
Published: Oct-10-18

Corps of Engineers begins Fremont cut phase 3 restoration work

SEATTLE — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Natural Resource managers will begin phase 3 restoration work along the Lake Washington Ship Canal’s Fremont Cut in October by removing 18 poplar trees in the historic colonnade. “We’ll begin planting replacement trees in spring 2019 as the next step of phase 3,” said ship canal Natural Resource Manager Connie Grant. “The new trees will be about 12-feet tall and typically grow 2 to 3 feet per year.” [Read More]
Published: Oct-02-18

Environmental review starts for Chehalis River proposal

Public comments sought in first step of environmental assessment process To reduce flood risks in the state’s second-largest river system, the Chehalis River Basin Flood Control Zone District is proposing to construct a new floodwater retention structure on the Chehalis River near the town of Pe Ell in Lewis County. [Read More]
Published: Sep-28-18

Army Corps of Engineers repairing Union Slough Levee

The Union Slough Levee near Everett, Washington, is getting repairs starting the week of September 24 when U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ officials will begin restoring approximately 1,245 feet of damage in four sections in Everett along the Snohomish River. The project will cost approximately $1,100,000. [Read More]
Published: Sep-26-18

Army Corps repairing levee along Skagit River

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, will begin repairs the levee totaling 1,200 feet of damage, within Diking District 22, at a cost of about $960,000. [Read More]
Published: Sep-18-18

Chittenden Locks to close 10 hours September 18, 19

SEATTLE – The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks will close to all marine traffic 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., September 18 and 19, 2018 for dive operations. These require the Locks be closed to all but emergency vessels on emergency calls. [Read More]
Published: Sep-17-18

Corps awards $10.5 million contract for Chittenden Locks filling gates, expect extended large chamber closures

SEATTLE – A contract to replace the original large lock chamber’s 100-year-old filling culvert gates at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard was awarded by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials September 10, 2018. Ferndale, Washington, headquartered IMCO received the contract award for their $10.5 million bid. The project will replace the original valves, called Stoney Gate Valves, designed and originally used during the Panama Canal construction. [Read More]
Published: Sep-12-18

Army Corps to host Albeni Falls Dam public information meeting Aug. 29

Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are hosting a public meeting Aug. 29 in Priest River, Idaho, to inform the public on Albeni Falls Dam operations. Topics include: current and upcoming operations, to include the fall draft; lake level coordination; weather forecasts; and a topical question-and-answer period. [Read More]
Published: Aug-24-18

Army Corps of Engineers repairing Lord Hill Levee

Permanent repairs to the Lord Hill Levee on the Snohomish River upstream of the town of Snohomish, Washington, will begin on approximately August 20, 2018. The construction site will be approximately 1.5 miles upstream of the confluence with the Pilchuck River and south of the town of Snohomish. [Read More]
Published: Aug-22-18

Northwest Seaport Alliance, Army Corps agree to deepening study of Tacoma Harbor

Northwest Seaport Alliance and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) signed a feasibility cost-sharing agreement August 21 to initiate a feasibility study of navigation improvements to the Blair and Sitcum waterways at the Port of Tacoma. [Read More]
Published: Aug-21-18
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