Archive: 2016
  • Unsafe toxin detected in algae blooms on Rufus Woods Lake

    SEATTLE – An unsafe level of a 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.
  • Debris enters Lake Pend Oreille, boaters should use caution

    SEATTLE – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials are advising boaters to watch for additional debris in Lake Pend Oreille after a breach in a drift yard facility allowed some logs and debris to enter the lake.
  • Industry Day for Potential Contractors June 22

    Seattle District is hosting an Industry Day on June 22 to introduce and receive comments on an upcoming requirement for a large civil works project valued at $50 to $100 million to construct a new barrier structure, fish passage facility, associated site work and appurtenances near Buckley, Washington, for Mud Mountain Dam. Learn more, including how to register at:
  • Corps extends Quillayute Proposed Plan public comment period

    SEATTLE – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials are extending the public review and comment period for the former Naval Auxiliary Air Station Quillayute Proposed Plan to July 15, 2016.
  • Chittenden Locks to close 5 hours June 7 for saltwater drain inspection

    SEATTLE – The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard will close to all marine traffic 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 7 allowing divers to inspect a saltwater drain screen structure.
  • Army Corps of Engineers permitting workshop June 15

    Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Regulatory Branch is hosting a workshop June 15 to provide an overview of the Corps' mitigation program. If you would like to learn more about mitigation or just come meet Corps Regulators plan to join us June 15 - RSVP to (206) 764-3768.
  • Chittenden Locks free concerts, events begin May 29

    SEATTLE – The 27th Annual Free Summer Concerts and Events series at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard kicks off with the Boeing Employees Concert Band 2 p.m., May 29.
  • Corps of Engineers awards $48 million contract for Central Treatment Plant upgrades in Idaho’s Silver Valley

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a contract May 26 to upgrade and expand the currently operating Central Treatment Plant at the Bunker Hill Superfund site near Kellogg, Idaho. The work is part of a required remedial action under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s larger efforts to clean up toxic contamination in the basin.
  • Sturgeon flow augmentation at Libby Dam set to begin Friday

    Water managers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with federal, tribal, and state fishery biologists, have determined that water temperature and reservoir inflow are now sufficient to commence sturgeon flow augmentation operations at Libby Dam, Montana, for endangered Kootenai River white sturgeon downstream in Idaho.
  • Army Corps, USCG to host spill exercise near Ballard Locks May 11

    SEATTLE – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Coast Guard officials will host a joint Boom Deployment and Spill Response Exercise just west of the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard May 11.