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Chittenden Locks small chamber closing 2 weeks for annual maintenance

SEATTLE – The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks small chamber will close to marine traffic noon, March 5 through 5 p.m., March 16. Crews will conduct maintenance and safety inspections during the small chamber closure. Foot traffic will not be affected and the large lock will continue around-the-clock operations for vessels. Lock wall staff will get commercial traffic through as quickly as possible. [Read More]
Published: Mar-01-18

White River Chinook runs rising through collaborative efforts, operational changes

SEATTLE – The White River’s 2016 Chinook salmon run numbers were the best seen in 71 years until 2017’s run. Runs consistently averaged 1,565 in the early 2000s, but 2017’s count as of mid-October was 15,565, a 67 percent increase from 2016’s 9,347 total. [Read More]
Published: Oct-25-17

Chittenden Locks Large chamber closed Nov. 6-22

SEATTLE – The large lock at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard is scheduled to close to all marine traffic from 9 p.m., Nov. 6, to 8 p.m., Nov. 22, for annual maintenance. The small lock will still be available for vessels less than 120 feet in length and 26 feet in width throughout the large lock maintenance period. Mariners may experience delays, depending on passage demand. [Read More]
Published: Oct-20-17

Army Corps ready to respond as Western Washington rivers on flood watch

SEATTLE—The Emergency Operations Center at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is activated and on extended shifts until further notice as flood watches and warnings have been issued for Western Washington rivers. Rivers are expected to crest Saturday night into Sunday. [Read More]
Published: Oct-20-17

Corps of Engineers begins annual Howard Hanson Dam reservoir summer refill

SEATTLE – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water managers will begin refilling the Howard A. Hanson Dam reservoir near the Green River headwaters February 21, 2017. [Read More]
Published: Feb-21-17

Chittenden Locks Large chamber closed Nov. 7-23

SEATTLE – The large lock at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard is scheduled to close to all marine traffic from 9 a.m., Nov. 7, to 8 p.m., Nov. 23, for annual maintenance. [Read More]
Published: Oct-26-16

Officials seek public comments on Seattle Harbor Draft Feasibility Report, Environmental Assessment

SEATTLE - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials are seeking public comments on the Seattle Harbor Navigation Improvement Project Draft Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment. [Read More]
Published: Aug-02-16

Chittenden Locks free concerts, events begin May 29

SEATTLE – The 27th Annual Free Summer Concerts and Events series at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard kicks off with the Boeing Employees Concert Band 2 p.m., May 29. [Read More]
Published: May-27-16

Chittenden Locks small chamber closing for annual maintenance

SEATTLE – The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks small chamber closed to marine traffic noon, March 14 through 5 p.m., March 25. [Read More]
Published: Mar-07-16

Corps of Engineers begins Lake Washington annual summer refill

SEATTLE – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials began Lake Washington’s annual summer refill operations Feb. 18. [Read More]
Published: Feb-18-16
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