Archive: 2019
  • Chittenden Locks to close September 18 and 19

    Both large and small locks will close to all marine traffic eight hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., September 18 to inspect and open a saltwater drain screen structure. The large lock will close again to all marine traffic eight hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., September 19 for sill and pump discharge inspections in preparation for the large lock dewatering outage in October.
  • Army Corps to host Albeni Falls Dam public information meeting Sept. 11

    Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are hosting a public meeting Sept. 11 in Priest River, Idaho, to inform the public on Albeni Falls Dam operations. Topics include: current and upcoming operations, to include the fall draft; lake level coordination; weather forecasts; and a topical question-and-answer period.
  • Community invited to learn about Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook Seawall Project

    Seattle Parks and Recreation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invite the community to an Open House July 16 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Alki Community Center to learn about the Emma Schmitz Seawall Replacement project.
  • Koocanusa Reservoir expected to remain low this summer

    In one of the driest years recorded for the Kootenai River Basin, extremely low spring precipitation combined with well below average winter snowpack and runoff will keep Lake Koocanusa significantly lower than normal this summer.
  • 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.
  • Army Corps repairing three Whatcom County levees

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, will repair three levees in Whatcom County, Washington, beginning June 17.
  • Army Corps could begin Grays Harbor outer harbor dredging June 6

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to conduct Grays Harbor maintenance dredging in the outer
  • Free public Army Corps permitting session offered in Wahkiakum County June 3

    The next in a series of free Army Corps permitting public information sessions in Southwest Washington is a meeting June 3 in Cathlamet.
  • Chittenden Locks to close 8 hours May 29

    The large and small locks will close to all marine traffic eight hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 29 to inspect and close a saltwater drain screen structure.
  • Army Corps working on NOAA’s Howard A. Hanson Dam BiOp recommendation

    Seattle District Corps officials met with fisheries experts May 8, to begin working on NOAA’s Biological Opinion (BiOp) recommendations to offset effects to Endangered Species Act (ESA) listed fish and Orcas from the operation and maintenance of Howard A. Hanson Dam (HAHD). Participants included the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, NOAA Fisheries, Washington State’s Departments of Ecology and Fish and Wildlife, King County and Tacoma Water officials.