Archive: October, 2015
  • Corps of Engineers flood teams assisting with erosion protection and assessments

    Seattle District put its Emergency Operations center into operation Oct. 30 and has sent teams out to the Olympic Peninsula and Snohomish River basin.
  • Large lock closure at noon for about 2 hours Oct. 29

    The Hiram M. Chiitenden Locks in Ballard will shut down the large lock at about noon today for divers to dislodge something from Service Gate 3. Currently an unknown item is stuck in the sill of Gate 3 causing leakage. Divers will locate the item and attempt to remove it. Shutdown is expected to last two hours or less, but with an unknown item it could be longer.
  • Chittenden Locks large chamber closes to vessel traffic Nov. 10 to Dec. 2

    The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks large chamber will close to marine traffic from 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2. Crews will conduct maintenance and safety inspections during the large chamber pump out and closure. Foot traffic may occasionally be diverted or delayed for crane operations, but pedestrians will always be able to cross. The small lock will continue round-the-clock operations, accommodating vessels less than 115 feet in length and 26 feet in width. Current information on locking through is available at Mariners may experience delays, depending on passage demand.
  • Army Corps of Engineers, Port of Everett to begin Snohomish River dredging

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with local sponsor Port of Everett, is to begin maintenance dredging of the lower channel of the Snohomish River, starting at the Port of Everett Marina downstream to Everett’s Seaport in Port Gardner Bay.