Tag: salmon passage
  • USACE to close Hiram M. Chittenden large and small locks for inspections, Oct. 31

    The Hiram M. Chittenden large and small locks will close to all marine traffic Oct. 31, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., to inspect the large locks, open a saltwater drain screen structure, and to conduct large lock sill and pump discharge inspections, in preparation for the large lock dewatering outage.
  • Chittenden Locks help juvenile salmon on journey to Puget Sound

    SEATTLE – Studies have shown it’s no easy task for juvenile salmon to make it through the Lake Washington basin to Puget Sound and one of the obstacles they must pass is the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard. Although salmon have been navigating the 100-year-old Locks for as long as it’s been operating, studies in the 1990s indicated they were having a difficult time. The Lock’s primary passage routes were deep in the water column, not easily found by juvenile salmon which stay closer to the surface.
  • 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.