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  • 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.