• Army Corps of Engineers Flood Fight Aid to Communities continues

    Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Emergency Operations Center and flood response teams continue local flood fight efforts in communities impacted by back-to-back atmospheric rivers bringing heavy precipitation to the region.
  • Army Corps of Engineers amplifies its flood fight assistance across communities

    Seattle District strengthens its flood fight efforts across communities in the Pacific Northwest in response to an atmospheric river and heavy rainfall throughout the region.
  • Army Corps of Engineers assisting with local flood fight efforts

    The Emergency Operations Center at the Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is activated in response to an atmospheric river and heavy precipitation impacting the region. Several Western Washington river are expected to rise to flood stage with significant impacts predicted to occur in the Skagit, Snohomish and Snoqualmie river basins. The Nooksack, Stillaguamish, Skykomish, Carbon, Nisqually, Puyallup, Chehalis, Cowlitz, Newaukum, and Skookumchuck rivers are also being closely monitored. Rain is anticipated to continue through today with rivers expected to crest Saturday.
  • Officials seek public comments on Jones Levee Feasibility Study, Environmental Assessment

    Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Pierce County are seeking public comments on the draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment (IFR/EA) for the Jones Levee Flood Control Feasibility Study. The 30-day public comment period was from Oct. 12 to Nov. 11 but has been extended to Nov. 26, 2021, because Appendices A.7, A.8, and A.9 were missing in the original posting. The missing appendices are now available for public review and comment. The draft IFR/EA is available for review online at: http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environmental/Environmental-Documents/
  • Dry conditions could cause unusually low Lake Washington lake-levels

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials anticipate Lake Washington’s level may drop slightly below an elevation of 20 feet this month and are taking steps to conserve water during this year’s dry weather through lockage efficiency.
  • Sturgeon flow augmentation set to begin at Libby Dam

    Water managers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with federal, tribal, and state fishery biologists, have determined that spring run-off conditions warrant the commencement of required flow augmentation at Libby Dam, Montana, for endangered Kootenai River white sturgeon downstream in Idaho. The flow augmentation operation includes increasing outflows to full powerhouse capacity for approximately two weeks to provide river conditions that may increase sturgeon spawning success in the lower Kootenai River.
  • Albeni Falls Dam Officials Announce 2021 Recreation Season Openings

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ officials announced today that the 2021 Albeni Falls Dam recreation season will begin May 8 with the opening of Riley Creek Recreation Area. Springy Point and Priest River “The Mudhole” Recreation Areas will open for the season May 15. Albeni Cove Recreation Area is closed for the 2021 season while the campground and day-use area are used to stage materials for Strong’s Island bank stabilization work. Trestle Creek Recreation Area opened April 1.
  • 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.