Tag: flood response
  • Army Corps of Engineers continues Western Washington flood assistance

    A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers team is providing direct assistance to the City of Hamilton, Washington and work began Monday evening to temporarily raise a threatened levee.
  • Army Corps of Engineers dam operations significantly reduced downstream flood risk

    As U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ flood response teams were supporting local communities in Skagit, Whatcom and Snohomish counties over the weekend, Seattle District water managers were busy regulating flows at five dams to reduce downstream flood risk. Without those efforts, levees in Mount Vernon would have overtopped, leading to catastrophic flooding.
  • Army Corps of Engineers assisting with local flood fight efforts

    The Emergency Operations Center at the Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is activated in response to an atmospheric river and heavy precipitation impacting the region. Several Western Washington river are expected to rise to flood stage with significant impacts predicted to occur in the Skagit, Snohomish and Snoqualmie river basins. The Nooksack, Stillaguamish, Skykomish, Carbon, Nisqually, Puyallup, Chehalis, Cowlitz, Newaukum, and Skookumchuck rivers are also being closely monitored. Rain is anticipated to continue through today with rivers expected to crest Saturday.
  • Army Corps flood teams initiate new work in Okanagan and Pend Oreille County

    Flood teams from the Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will initiate work today on a flood berm in Pend Oreille County and the 1st Street Levee in Okanagan, Washington.
  • Corps of Engineers assisting with Northwest flood fights and coastal storm

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, flood teams remain out in several basins around the Northwest to respond to flooding and a predicted coastal storm.