Archive: November, 2021
  • USACE repairs levees ahead of storm, provides 120,000 sandbags to Western Washington communities

    USACE delivered 120,000 sandbags to flood affected communities over the past two weeks and completed work filling levee breaches caused by last week’s storms in Whatcom County, including Rainbow Slough Levee near Ferndale Road.
  • Army Corps of Engineers dam operations significantly reduced downstream flood risk

    As U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ flood response teams were supporting local communities in Skagit, Whatcom and Snohomish counties over the weekend, Seattle District water managers were busy regulating flows at five dams to reduce downstream flood risk. Without those efforts, levees in Mount Vernon would have overtopped, leading to catastrophic flooding.
  • Army Corps of Engineers Flood Fight Aid to Communities continues

    Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Emergency Operations Center and flood response teams continue local flood fight efforts in communities impacted by back-to-back atmospheric rivers bringing heavy precipitation to the region.
  • Army Corps of Engineers amplifies its flood fight assistance across communities

    Seattle District strengthens its flood fight efforts across communities in the Pacific Northwest in response to an atmospheric river and heavy rainfall throughout the region.
  • Army Corps of Engineers assisting with local flood fight efforts

    The Emergency Operations Center at the Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is activated in response to an atmospheric river and heavy precipitation impacting the region. Several Western Washington river are expected to rise to flood stage with significant impacts predicted to occur in the Skagit, Snohomish and Snoqualmie river basins. The Nooksack, Stillaguamish, Skykomish, Carbon, Nisqually, Puyallup, Chehalis, Cowlitz, Newaukum, and Skookumchuck rivers are also being closely monitored. Rain is anticipated to continue through today with rivers expected to crest Saturday.