US Army Corps of Engineers
Seattle District

News Releases By Month

  • U.S. and Canada Coordinating on Libby Dam Operations to Reduce Flood Impacts

    Water managers and dam operators may exceed normal water level limits behind Libby Dam in western Montana in an effort to reduce flooding impacts along the Kootenai River in Montana, Idaho and British Columbia.
  • Army Corps operating Libby Dam to reduce flood damage

    With a rainstorm storm expected to add widespread modest to heavy rainfall starting early this morning in the Kootenai River Basin, which is already exceeding precipitation records for the month of June, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is operating Libby Dam to its fullest flexibility in an effort to reduce flood damage.
  • Small lock at Chittenden Locks in Ballard reopens

    Maintenance workers finished structural repairs today allowing the small lock at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks to reopen for vessel traffic following an accident June 10.
  • Small lock at Chittenden Locks closed two weeks for repairs

    Repairs to the small lock at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard will take about two weeks after a boat hit the lock gate Sunday.
  • Army Corps seeks comments on proposed Elliott Bay Seawall Repair and replacement

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking comments on a permit application from the Seattle Department of Transportation to repair and replace 7,112 linear feet of seawall from S. Washington Street to Broad Street along the Seattle Waterfront abutting Elliott Bay in two phases.
  • Sturgeon flow augmentation underway at Libby Dam

    Water managers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with federal and state fish biologists, determined forecasted inflows are sufficient to provide flow augmentation, including spill, at Libby Dam, Mont., for endangered Kootenai River white sturgeon in the Kootenai River downstream in Idaho.
  • Chittenden Locks to close June 5 for salmon exclusion structure inspection

    The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard will close to all marine traffic 7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., June 5 allowing U.S. Navy divers to inspect the Adult Salmon Exclusion Structure.
  • Public Meeting for Grays Harbor Long Term Maintenance Strategy May 3

    The public is invited to comment on the content of and preferred alternative in the Army Corps of Engineers’ Draft Letter Report, including draft Environmental Assessment, on the Grays Harbor Long Term Maintenance Strategy
  • Corps reaches milestones on Elliott Bay Seawall project

    This week the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers made progress on two separate action paths for the City of Seattle’s Elliott Bay Seawall project. First, a Feasibility Scoping Meeting, or FSM, was completed on May 7 by the Corps’ Seattle District Civil Works Branch for the General Investigation study. Second, the District’s Regulatory Branch made a preliminary decision to move forward with an Environmental Assessment on the city’s effort to self-perform a fast-tracked project.
  • Army Corps flood teams assist northern Idaho communities

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has two flood teams out in northern Idaho and has completed levee strengthening work in central Washington near Naches.