Tag: flood risk management
  • Summer levee repairs kick off in Snohomish County, protecting $25 million worth of property

    For the first time since its construction in the 1940s and '50s, the Pilchuck Levee near the City of Snohomish is set to receive reinforcement and strengthening under Public Law 84-99.
  • 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.
  • Officials seek public comments on Jones Levee Feasibility Study, Environmental Assessment

    Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Pierce County are seeking public comments on the draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment (IFR/EA) for the Jones Levee Flood Control Feasibility Study. The 30-day public comment period was from Oct. 12 to Nov. 11 but has been extended to Nov. 26, 2021, because Appendices A.7, A.8, and A.9 were missing in the original posting. The missing appendices are now available for public review and comment. The draft IFR/EA is available for review online at:
  • Federal agencies release final Columbia River System Operations environmental impact statement

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation and Bonneville Power Administration today released the Columbia River System Operations Final Environmental Impact Statement. The issuance of the final EIS is a substantial step toward accomplishment of a priority item of the Presidential Memorandum on Promoting the Reliable Supply and Delivery of Water in the West issued in October 2018.
  • Corps water managers take flood control management of three dams

    SEATTLE – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water managers from the Seattle District’s Reservoir Control Center are regulating flows for Wynoochee, Ross and Upper Baker Dams. The engineers began regulating the flows for the Western Washington dams November 21 at Wynoochee and November 22 at Upper Baker and Ross. Corps operation of these utility-owned projects occurs during flood events per established protocols.
  • 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.