Archive: August, 2015
  • Skokomish River Basin Ecosystem Restoration project clears major milestone

    The Skokomish River Basin Ecosystem Restoration Project is one step closer to construction after receiving approval to release the study’s proposed Chief’s Report from a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers board in Washington, D.C.
  • Lakes Washington, Union lowest in 28 years

    SEATTLE – Washington State’s historic drought is pushing Lakes Washington and Union below the normal annual 20-foot mark for the first time in 28 years, and officials anticipate another foot drop.
  • Corps announces temporary closure of Dunn Creek Campground and Boat Ramp

    Dunn Creek Campground and Boat Ramp will be temporarily closed in September for bank stabilization work and the construction of a in-stream fish habitat project.
  • Army Corps begins repairs on Bertrand Levees

    Repairs to the Bertrand Creek levees kickoff in earnest today as U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ officials commence construction on six separate sites, totaling 1,500 feet, located on the left and right banks of Bertrand Creek near Lynden, Washington.
  • Army Corps set to repair damaged levees along Carbon River

    Construction to restore flood protection to the Carbon River levee system near the City of Orting is set to commence Saturday when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers begin repairs to 1,520 feet of damaged levees at five individual sites for about $1.7 million.
  • Army Corps repairing Desimone Levee in Tukwila

    Work to restore the Desimone-Briscoe School Levee continues this week as U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ officials repair a 775-foot-long damaged segment on the right bank of the Green River in Tukwila.
  • Pile installation beginning at Chittenden Locks August 17

    SEATTLE – A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractor will begin replacing piles at the nearly 100-year-old Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard August 17.
  • Chittenden Locks to close 4 hours August 14

    SEATTLE – The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard will close to all marine traffic 12:30 to 4:30 a.m., August 14 for electrical upgrades.
  • Corps of Engineers re-aligns Regulatory Branch to improve service

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, Regulatory Branch has restructured its organization to better serve the public. Seattle District is re-aligning individual regulators with specific regions and counties to better serve the public and placing all technical staff together in one unit to allow for easier collaboration among them and therefore consistency for the regulated public.
  • Hood Canal Homeowner Pleads Guilty to Making False Statement to Federal Authorities

    A Hood Canal waterfront property owner pleaded guilty in July in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to the federal felony offense of making a false statement to a federal official in connection with his unlawful construction of a beachfront bulkhead. JON KOLOSKI, 74, of Potlach in Mason County, constructed the bulkhead in September 2011, without the appropriate permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.