Archive: May, 2014
  • Pedestrian walkway closures at Chittenden Locks in Ballard during spillway gates replacement

    SEATTLE – From June 2 to the end of August 2014, removal and replacement of the six tainter spillway
  • Lake Pend Oreille, Pend Oreille River flood potential

    Above normal rain and snow is creating a situation where the peak Lake Pend Oreille elevation and peak Pend Oreille River flows downstream of Albeni Falls Dam are likely to exceed flood stage as early as next week.
  • Draft EIS released on previously authorized BP Cherry Point dock North Wing

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement to examine the incremental environmental risk, principally from vessel traffic, related to operation of the previously authorized addition of the North Wing to the BP Cherry Point dock, near Ferndale, Wash. The comment period for the draft EIS begins June 6 and closes Aug. 6, 2014. The Corps will hold public meetings in Bellingham and Seattle on July 16 and 24 respectively. Both written and oral scoping comments will be considered in the preparation of the final EIS.
  • World Fish Migration Day celebrated at Chittenden Locks in Ballard

    The Chittenden Locks in Ballard invites visitors to celebrate World Fish Migration Day from noon to 4 p.m. May 24. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will set up tables and be accompanied by Chittenden Locks’ staff to provide interactive learning activities about fish passage, the salmon life cycle and more.
  • Sturgeon flow augmentation set to begin Friday at Libby Dam

    Water managers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with federal, tribal, and state fish biologists, determined forecasted inflows are sufficient to provide flow augmentation at Libby Dam, Mont., for endangered Kootenai River white sturgeon downstream in Idaho.