US Army Corps of Engineers
Seattle District

News Releases By Month

  • Chittenden Locks Large chamber begins 24-day closure October 29

    SEATTLE – The large lock at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard is scheduled to close to all marine traffic from 9 a.m. October 29 to 8 p.m. Nov. 21 for annual maintenance and additional gate work.
  • 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 December 30.
  • 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.”
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.