Archive: 2018
  • USACE issues Tacoma Harbor Notice of Preparation of Environmental Assessment

    Seattle District issued today notice of plans to prepare, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, an environmental assessment for the Tacoma Harbor, Washington, Navigation Improvement Project.
  • Skokomish River Basin Restoration Project receives $13.6 million Corps funding

    Seattle District received $13.6 million in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fiscal 2019 Work Plan to complete the Skokomish River Basin Ecosystem Restoration Project design and construction phases. This project plan provides restoration on a total of 277 acres including habitat critical for Endangered Species Act (ESA)-listed chinook and chum salmon, key food sources for southern resident orca whales.
  • Army Corps of Engineers completing flood fights on Nooksack and Skagit rivers

    Seattle District flood teams are completing rock placement in the Skagit and Nooksack river basins, where high river flows threatened communities with flooding over the weekend.
  • Army Corps of Engineers assisting with Northwest flood fights

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, flood teams are deployed to the Skagit and Nooksack river basins providing direct and technical assistance to local communities threatened with potential flooding.
  • Army Corps responding as Western Washington rivers are predicted to reach flood stage

    The Emergency Operations Center at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers activated October 30 and a flood response plan for Lyman, Washington, is underway. The activation is in response to National Weather Service predictions for western Washington rivers, which may crest this weekend above flood stage.
  • Chittenden Locks Large chamber begins 24-day closure October 29

    SEATTLE – The large lock at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard is scheduled to close to all marine traffic from 9 a.m. October 29 to 8 p.m. Nov. 21 for annual maintenance and additional gate work.
  • Corps of Engineers to begin Swinomish River dredging October 17

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct maintenance dredging in the Swinomish River beginning October 17 with an anticipated completion date of December 30.
  • Corps of Engineers begins Fremont cut phase 3 restoration work

    SEATTLE — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Natural Resource managers will begin phase 3 restoration work along the Lake Washington Ship Canal’s Fremont Cut in October by removing 18 poplar trees in the historic colonnade. “We’ll begin planting replacement trees in spring 2019 as the next step of phase 3,” said ship canal Natural Resource Manager Connie Grant. “The new trees will be about 12-feet tall and typically grow 2 to 3 feet per year.”
  • Environmental review starts for Chehalis River proposal

    Public comments sought in first step of environmental assessment process To reduce flood risks in the state’s second-largest river system, the Chehalis River Basin Flood Control Zone District is proposing to construct a new floodwater retention structure on the Chehalis River near the town of Pe Ell in Lewis County.
  • Army Corps of Engineers repairing Union Slough Levee

    The Union Slough Levee near Everett, Washington, is getting repairs starting the week of September 24 when U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ officials will begin restoring approximately 1,245 feet of damage in four sections in Everett along the Snohomish River. The project will cost approximately $1,100,000.