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  • Army Corps targets earlier refill for Lake Washington

    Seattle District Water Management officials are filling Lake Washington nearly a month early with full refill expected in early May, due to the statewide drought declaration. Snowpack is lower than normal, and the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center’s seasonal forecasts show a warmer and drier summer ahead. The mariner community along Lake Washington Ship Canal and in Lakes Washington and Union is advised to expect earlier high water than in previous years.
  • USACE Botanical Garden earns ArbNet Level II accreditation

    The Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Garden achieved Level II Accreditation from The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program. The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program established a widely recognized set of industry standards for the arboretum community. No other international program of accreditation exists that is specific to arboreta.
  • Corps of Engineers begins Grays Harbor maintenance dredging April 8

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hopper dredge vessels Yaquina and Essayons begin Grays Harbor outer harbor maintenance dredging, April 8. Maintenance and navigation dredging are required in harbor areas, ports, and marinas, to support the state's economy.
  • Army Corps refilling Lake Washington for summer

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials began Lake Washington’s annual summer refill operations Feb. 15. Water managers are targeting a typical annual refill of the lake to elevation 22 feet this spring, to help meet increased summer water use and provide water necessary for fish passage, navigation and salinity control.
  • Army Corps modernizing Chittenden Locks’ aging equipment

    U.S. Army Corps replaces and improves small locks' mechanical, electrical and controls equipment Feb. 26, at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, Seattle. Phase one, part of a multiphase project, includes concrete demolition and cutting for new operating equipment and electrical runways, and should be complete Sept. 6, 2024.
  • Dredging Neah Bay Entrance Channel will improve Strait of Juan de Fuca, Salish Sea oil spill response

    An Emergency Response Towing Vessel (ERTV) stands ready 24/7 on the northwestern Olympic Peninsula point in the Port of Neah Bay to quickly respond to disabled or distressed vessels. But a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project to improve navigation by deepening the harbor entrance channel will improve ERTV readiness and maneuvering during low tides.
  • Corps of Engineers modernizing Small Lock machinery, controls

    A major infrastructure upgrade to the nation’s busiest locks, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, to keep them operating into the next century, is on the horizon.
  • Large Lock Center Gate Replacement at Chittenden Locks begins October 2023

    The Army Corps will begin removal and replacement of the large lock center miter gate at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, Seattle, in October 2023.
  • Army Corps of Engineers begin levee repair in North Bend, protecting $158 million worth of property

    Four rivers, four counties and nine levees. The busy emergency levee repair season meant to safeguard life and property in Western Washington is nearing its end, but work remains before the start of the fall flood season.
  • Chittenden Locks Commemorate Replacing Large Lock Center Gate with The Great Miter Retire 5K Fun Run Oct. 7

    Army Corps will host The Great Miter Retire 5K Fun Run, Oct. 7, 2023, to launch the large lock center miter gate replacement project at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. The community will get the opportunity to walk along these original 106-year-old engineering marvels one last time during the event that starts and ends at the miter gates.