Archive: 2017
  • Army Corps Northwest Washington permitting office relocating December 15

    The Northwest Washington permitting office for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Branch begins relocating to a new site on December 15. The office will be open in its new location 1001 Larrabee Avenue, Suite 101, Bellingham, Washington, 98225 by December 22, 2017.
  • Officials seek public comments on Albeni Falls Fish Passage project

    SEATTLE - Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are seeking public comments on the draft integrated Post-Authorization Decision Document and Environmental Assessment for the Albeni Falls Dam Fish Passage project.
  • Corps water managers take flood control management of three dams

    SEATTLE – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water managers from the Seattle District’s Reservoir Control Center are regulating flows for Wynoochee, Ross and Upper Baker Dams. The engineers began regulating the flows for the Western Washington dams November 21 at Wynoochee and November 22 at Upper Baker and Ross. Corps operation of these utility-owned projects occurs during flood events per established protocols.
  • Army Corps of Engineers dredging Everett Harbor

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with local sponsor Port of Everett, will begin maintenance dredging of the upper and lower channel of the Everett Harbor and Snohomish River November 18.
  • White River Chinook runs rising through collaborative efforts, operational changes

    SEATTLE – The White River’s 2016 Chinook salmon run numbers were the best seen in 71 years until 2017’s run. Runs consistently averaged 1,565 in the early 2000s, but 2017’s count as of mid-October was 15,565, a 67 percent increase from 2016’s 9,347 total.
  • Army Corps responding to Western Washington flooding

    The Emergency Operations Center at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers activated Friday and the Snohomish River basin flood team has been active this weekend assisting local communities at Union Slough near Everett and in Index, Washington.
  • Chittenden Locks Large chamber closed Nov. 6-22

    SEATTLE – The large lock at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard is scheduled to close to all marine traffic from 9 p.m., Nov. 6, to 8 p.m., Nov. 22, for annual maintenance. The small lock will still be available for vessels less than 120 feet in length and 26 feet in width throughout the large lock maintenance period. Mariners may experience delays, depending on passage demand.
  • Army Corps ready to respond as Western Washington rivers on flood watch

    SEATTLE—The Emergency Operations Center at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is activated and on extended shifts until further notice as flood watches and warnings have been issued for Western Washington rivers. Rivers are expected to crest Saturday night into Sunday.
  • International Kootenay Lake Board of Control to hold public meeting October 19

    SEATTLE – The International Kootenay Lake Board of Control will hold a public meeting October 19 in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Seattle District will begin dredging in La Push, WA

    A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractor is staging equipment near La Push, Washington, in anticipation for upcoming dredging operations. Portable Hydraulic Dredging, LLC, from Anchorage, Alaska, is scheduled to start Sept. 29 on the $1.7 million project. The company will dredge about 60,000 cubic yards, working until December, barring weather delays.