Archive: October, 2018
  • 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.”