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  • Army Corps of Engineers assisting with local flood fight efforts

    The Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) emergency operations center is activated to respond to the atmospheric river and heavy rain currently impacting the region. Several rivers are expected to rise into moderate flood stage and record flood stage with the most significant impacts predicted to occur in the Chehalis River Basin, according to the National Weather Service.
  • Army Corps flood fight teams working in Skagit and Snohomish River basins

    Flood fighters from the Seattle District continue working in the Town of Lyman to extend the length of a buried rock trench to reinforce the upstream channel bank along the Skagit River. The Snohomish Flood Team has deployed to Snohomish County to begin providing emergency measures at Ebey Slough Levee.
  • Army Corps flood fight teams reinforcing local levees, delivering sandbags

    Flood fighters from the Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, are providing materials and assistance in the Skagit, Nooksack and Snohomish river basins in western Washington.
  • Army Corps flood fight teams mobilized as several rivers predicted to exceed flood stage

    The Emergency Operations Center at the Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is activated until further notice as flood teams have been mobilized for the Skagit and Nooksack river basins in western Washington.
  • Army Corps of Engineers completing flood fights on Nooksack and Skagit rivers

    Seattle District flood teams are completing rock placement in the Skagit and Nooksack river basins, where high river flows threatened communities with flooding over the weekend.
  • Army Corps responding as Western Washington rivers are predicted to reach flood stage

    The Emergency Operations Center at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers activated October 30 and a flood response plan for Lyman, Washington, is underway. The activation is in response to National Weather Service predictions for western Washington rivers, which may crest this weekend above flood stage.
  • Environmental review starts for Chehalis River proposal

    Public comments sought in first step of environmental assessment process To reduce flood risks in the state’s second-largest river system, the Chehalis River Basin Flood Control Zone District is proposing to construct a new floodwater retention structure on the Chehalis River near the town of Pe Ell in Lewis County.
  • Army Corps’ Okanogan River basin flood team begins levee work in Riverside, Washington

    The Okanogan River basin flood team from the Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, began work May 25 to assist Okanogan County in closing a section on the left bank of the breached Riverside levee. The Clark Fork team is continuing work on the Turah Levee in Missoula County, Montana, and both teams and the Pend Oreille team are monitoring levees and providing technical assistance to local communities as rivers remain above flood stage.
  • Army Corps flood teams remain active in three river basins in Idaho, Montana and Washington

    Flood teams from the Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, are continuing work on the Turah Levee in Missoula County, Montana, and monitoring levees and providing technical assistance to local communities as rivers remain above flood stage.
  • Army Corps flood teams complete three flood fight projects

    Flood teams from the Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, have completed three projects in the last 24 hours. Engineers finished strengthening a section of the Lost River Levee and the Mazama Levee in Mazama, Washington, and completed raising a section of Rodeo Track Road at the request of the Colville Confederated Tribes.