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  • 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 amplifies its flood fight assistance across communities

    Seattle District strengthens its flood fight efforts across communities in the Pacific Northwest in response to an atmospheric river and heavy rainfall throughout the region.
  • 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.
  • Corps of Engineers to begin Keystone Harbor maintenance dredging October 12

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin maintenance dredging in the Federal navigation channel at Keystone Harbor. The contractor, American Construction, will start dredging Oct. 12 and continue for approximately nine weeks.
  • Work to begin on the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks scour repair project

    Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ officials have announced work will begin on the Emergency Scour Repair Project September 15.
  • Seattle District deploys local employees for Hurricane Laura recovery

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, deployed local technical experts to Louisiana Aug. 29 to support Hurricane Laura recovery efforts. A five-person Infrastructure Assessment Planning and Response Team deployed to assist the state with damage assessments of water and wastewater treatment facilities. They are also evaluating critical public infrastructure to determine if emergency repairs are necessary.
  • Army Corps of Engineers repairing Koch Slough Fishway near Silvana

    Efforts to improve fish passage at the Koch Slough in Snohomish County starts today as Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ officials begin repairing the fishway on the Stillaguamish River near Silvana, Washington.
  • Port of Tacoma receives approval for first environmental mitigation bank

    SEATTLE - The Upper Clear Creek Mitigation Bank is the Port of Tacoma's first mitigation bank and only the second joint wetland and fish conservation bank in Washington. The Port of Tacoma’s Upper Clear Creek Mitigation Bank, designed to offset adverse impacts to salmon and wetland habitat from development, received final approval on June 24 from the state Department of Ecology (Ecology), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).
  • Colonel Bullock Assumes Command of Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    Colonel Alexander “Xander” L. Bullock assumed command of the Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tuesday. He joins the district after serving in the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), Tampa, Florida, as a part of the Commander’s Action Group and in the J4 (logistics) as a logistics plans officer.
  • Army Corps opening Libby Dam Campgrounds

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) officials at Libby Dam will open Blackwell Flats and Dunn Creek Flats Campgrounds Friday afternoon, May 22, 2020, in time for Memorial Day weekend. While the campgrounds, boat ramps and day-use areas are open, the Libby Dam Visitor Center and Dam Tours will remain closed until further notice. Special Events have been cancelled or rescheduled for the fall. Picnic Shelters also remain closed, with no reservations available for now. Individual picnic tables are still available.