Archive: June, 2014
  • Army Corps to keep Lake Pend Oreille up higher longer in September

    Water managers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are planning to operate Albeni Falls Dam to hold Lake Pend Oreille to within half a foot of a lake level of 2,061 feet above sea level by the end of September.
  • Summer pedestrian walkway closures at Chittenden Locks in Ballard to begin

    The first of several pedestrian walkway closures along the spillway dam this summer at Chittenden Locks in Ballard is scheduled 9 a.m. Monday, June 16. Closure could last up to several hours. Commuters must cross before that time. Visitors to the fish ladder only should park near Commodore Park in Magnolia. All other visitors park on the Ballard side. Intermittent temporary pedestrian walkway closures will continue through the end of August 2014 for removal and replacement of the six tainter spillway gates at the Chittenden Locks. Navigation through the Chittenden Locks is not affected and will continue as usual.
  • Draft EIS for BP Cherry Point dock North Wing now available online

    The 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., released May 29 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now available online and at select public libraries. The draft EIS can be accessed online at:
  • Second Sturgeon Pulse commences at Libby Dam

    SEATTLE – Water managers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with federal, tribal, and state
  • Chittenden Locks in Ballard closing large and small locks June 5

    SEATTLE – Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard is closing both the large and small locks 7 a.m. to 1