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  • Chittenden Locks kicks off Centennial Weekend Events Friday

    SEATTLE – Join the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as we kick off the 4th of July weekend with several Centennial events, including the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks 100th Anniversary ceremony, 10 a.m., July 4.
  • 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 vessel traffic closed due to small lock electrical issue, large lock maintenance

    UPDATE: The small locks are now operational (1:25 p.m. Nov. 8, 2016) SEATTLE -- The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks are out of service for vessels due to an electrical issue in the small locks.