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  • Late spring storms bring high flows, potential debris on Lake Pend Oreille

    Heavy precipitation from a series of late spring storms combined with above average and late-melting snowpack runoff have significantly increased inflows into Lake Pend Oreille and increased flood risk downstream of Albeni Falls Dam. The Pend Oreille River has exceeded flood flow and is likely to stay above that threshold for the next week.
  • 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.
  • Army Corps of Engineers Work Plan for FY 2021 Civil Works Appropriations includes over $97 million for Seattle District projects

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2021 Work Plan for the Army Civil Works program on January 19, 2021. The work plan includes more than $97 million additional funding for Seattle District projects, including: • Grays Harbor - $2,750,000 • Lake Washington Ship Canal - $18,784,000 • Seattle Harbor (Harbor Donor and Energy Transfer Port Payment) - $2,782,000 • Tacoma Harbor (Harbor Donor and Energy Transfer Port Payment) - $2,744,000 • Puget Sound Nearshore Marine Habitat Restoration - $2,563,000 • Albeni Falls Dam Fish Passage - $68,100,000
  • Army Corps announces Albeni Cove Recreation Area closure

    Albeni Cove Recreation Area will be closed for the 2021 season while the campground and day-use area are used to stage materials for Strong’s Island bank stabilization work.
  • Army Corps announces fall drawdown elevation targets for Lake Pend Oreille

    Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ officials have announced Lake Pend Oreille elevation targets for the upcoming fall draft at Albeni Falls Dam. Winter drawdown is scheduled to commence on Sept. 20 and the fall 2020 elevation targets are to: • Hold summer pool elevation, 2,062-2,062.5 feet, through Sept. 20 • Maintain 2,061 feet through Sept. 27 • Target 2,060-2,061 feet by Sept. 30 • Target 2,051-2,051.5 feet by Nov. 15
  • Army Corps delays Albeni Falls Dam recreation season

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) officials at Albeni Falls Dam have delayed its recreation season. Subject to state and federal changes in guidance the Corps is now tentatively scheduled to open Albeni Falls Dam recreation areas on June 19. The delay provides greater flexibility to contractors and protects against further spread of the coronavirus.
  • Army Corps to host virtual Albeni Falls Dam public information meeting

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a virtual Albeni Falls Dam spring operations public information meeting 6-7:30 p.m. PDT, May 11. Representatives from the Corps and National Weather Service will discuss weather forecasts, snowpack, water supply forecasts, Albeni Falls Dam operations and project updates. Members of the public, elected officials, and stakeholders with an interest in Albeni Falls Dam and the Pend Oreille Basin are encouraged to call in and learn more about dam operations.
  • Army Corps expects Lake Pend Oreille to reach summer level by June 26

    Lake Pend Oreille is rising to its summer level, according to the Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps operates Albeni Falls Dam, which regulates the level of Lake Pend Oreille.
  • UPDATE - Debris could enter Lake Pend Oreille, boaters should use caution

    Army Corps of Engineers’ officials have declared a log-boom breach at the Clark Fork Drift Facility an emergency and are warning boaters to watch out for logs and other floating debris on Lake Pend Oreille. Logs and debris from the Clark Fork River may pass through the breach. Floating and submerged logs and debris can be a safety hazard for all recreational boating activities.
  • Debris could enter Lake Pend Oreille, boaters should use caution

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ officials have declared the log-boom breach at Clark Fork Drift Yard an emergency and are warning boaters to watch out for logs and other floating debris in Lake Pend Oreille. Debris from the Clark Fork River may pass through the breach creating a safety hazard for all recreational boating activities.