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Army Corps raising Lake Washington to summer elevation early

SEATTLE – For the second consecutive year, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials will raise lakes Washington and Union earlier than typical to the target summer 22-foot elevation due to lower than normal inflows. [Read More]
Published: May-04-16

Lakes Washington, Union lowest in 28 years

SEATTLE – Washington State’s historic drought is pushing Lakes Washington and Union below the normal annual 20-foot mark for the first time in 28 years, and officials anticipate another foot drop. [Read More]
Published: Aug-27-15

Drought affecting how Corps officials manage Chittenden Locks

SEATTLE – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials anticipate Lake Washington’s level will drop below 20 feet this summer, the first time since October 1987, and are taking steps to conserve water during this year’s drought. [Read More]
Published: Jun-19-15