Category: Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • USACE Botanical Garden earns ArbNet Level II accreditation

    The Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Garden achieved Level II Accreditation from The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program. The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program established a widely recognized set of industry standards for the arboretum community. No other international program of accreditation exists that is specific to arboreta.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers treating invasive flowering rush

    To selectively manage the invasive weed flowering rush, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Albeni Falls Dam staff are performing herbicide treatments at six separate locations on dewatered portions of Lake Pend Oreille and Pend Oreille River.
  • Paving to begin at the Priest River Recreation Area “The Mudhole”

    The Priest River Recreation Area “The Mudhole” is being repaved thanks to funding through the Federal Lands Transportation Program via the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ officials at Albeni Falls Dam announced today.
  • Corps of Engineers helps USDA usher in new agriculture research era for Pacific Northwest

    Washington State University (WSU) students in Pullman can expect to hear sounds of new construction at the former Johnson Hall site, as the next phase of its replacement begins spring 2024. The new ARS Plant Sciences Building will house scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and WSU and support the next generational of agricultural research in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Corps of Engineers begins Grays Harbor maintenance dredging April 8

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hopper dredge vessels Yaquina and Essayons begin Grays Harbor outer harbor maintenance dredging, April 8. Maintenance and navigation dredging are required in harbor areas, ports, and marinas, to support the state's economy.
  • President’s Budget includes $500 million to support Green River fish passage, water supply, flood risk management

    The President’s Budget request for Fiscal Year 2025 includes $500 million for construction of a downstream fish passage facility at Howard A. Hanson Dam on the Green River.
  • Army Corps refilling Lake Washington for summer

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials began Lake Washington’s annual summer refill operations Feb. 15. Water managers are targeting a typical annual refill of the lake to elevation 22 feet this spring, to help meet increased summer water use and provide water necessary for fish passage, navigation and salinity control.
  • Army Corps modernizing Chittenden Locks’ aging equipment

    U.S. Army Corps replaces and improves small locks' mechanical, electrical and controls equipment Feb. 26, at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, Seattle. Phase one, part of a multiphase project, includes concrete demolition and cutting for new operating equipment and electrical runways, and should be complete Sept. 6, 2024.
  • Corps of Engineers to begin Duwamish River dredging

    Dredging two sections of the Duwamish River federal navigation channel will begin Jan. 2, 2024.
  • Dredging Neah Bay Entrance Channel will improve Strait of Juan de Fuca, Salish Sea oil spill response

    An Emergency Response Towing Vessel (ERTV) stands ready 24/7 on the northwestern Olympic Peninsula point in the Port of Neah Bay to quickly respond to disabled or distressed vessels. But a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project to improve navigation by deepening the harbor entrance channel will improve ERTV readiness and maneuvering during low tides.