Archive: 2016
  • Comments sought on Millennium Bulk Terminals–Longview permit application and Draft EIS

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking comments on a proposal by Millennium Bulk Terminals–Longview LLC (MBTL) to construct and operate a shipping terminal to export coal at the site of a former Reynolds Aluminum smelter in Cowlitz County, near Longview, Washington.
  • Army Corps dredging Grays Harbor to deeper depths beginning October 3

    Dredging is scheduled to begin October 3 to bring the federal Grays Harbor navigation channel to a deeper depth of -38 feet Mean Lower Low Water and remove accumulated sediments since the last maintenance dredging.
  • Army Corps of Engineers repairing Union Slough Levee

    The Union Slough Levee near Everett, Washington, is getting repairs starting the week of September 19, 2016.
  • Army Corps proceeding with Nationwide Permit 48 for shellfish aquaculture; ESA compliance tools pending release

    Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Commander Col. John Buck has decided not to pursue a Regional General Permit for aquaculture activities at this time.The 2017 Nationwide Permit 48, which is being developed now to permit certain commercial shellfish aquaculture activities, will provide consistency with national standards, and provide appropriate protection to the aquatic environment with the flexibility to adapt conditions to reflect regional circumstances.
  • Army Corps of Engineers repairing Startup Training Levee

    The Startup Federal Levee near the Town of Startup, Snohomish County, Washington, will be repaired beginning August, 15, 2016.
  • Army Corps of Engineers repairing Lord Hill Levee

    Permanent repairs to the Lord Hill Levee on the Snohomish River upstream of the town of Snohomish, Washington, will begin on approximately August 15, 2016.
  • Officials seek public comments on Seattle Harbor Draft Feasibility Report, Environmental Assessment

    SEATTLE - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials are seeking public comments on the Seattle Harbor Navigation Improvement Project Draft Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment.
  • Chittenden Locks nearing 100 years of service

    SEATTLE – A hundred years ago today, Aug. 3, 1916, the first vessel officially locked through the Government Locks in Seattle. The U.S. Engineering Department workboat Orcas made trial lockages in the large lock in February 1916 and small lock in July 1916. An informal opening celebration was held August 3 and the official dedication for the Lake Washington Ship Canal and now called Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard was held July 4, 1917.
  • Unsafe toxin detected in algae blooms on Rufus Woods Lake

    An unusually high level of an unsafe naturally occurring toxin was detected in algae blooms at Rufus Woods Lake, prompting U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ officials to post Washington State Department of Health warnings against swimming, water skiing and other in-water activities at the lake near Bridgeport, Washington.
  • Army Corps of Engineers repairing Dykstra levee in Auburn

    The Dykstra Levee System in King County, Washington, is getting a makeover starting July, 25, 2016 when U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ officials begin repairing three sections totaling approximately 850 feet of damage along the Green River during the months of August 2016 thru January 2017.