Archive: 2022
  • Whatcom County levee repair to start Saturday

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District is responding to a levee breach along the Nooksack River near Slater Road in Whatcom County, Washington. The district activated its Emergency Operations Center yesterday to oversee the work and continue to provide technical assistance to communities affected by flood and king tide related impacts.
  • President signs 2023 NDAA authorizing USACE to move forward on major Seattle-area projects

    President Joe Biden signed the 2022 Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA) December 23, which lawmakers included in the $858 billion National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2023. This action includes authorizing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to proceed with planning a downstream fish passage facility at Howard A. Hanson Dam in King County, Washington and a wider and deeper waterway in Tacoma, Washington.
  • Chittenden Locks schedules Large Lock closures, Small Lock available

    Army Corps will begin large lock center gate repairs in 2023. Large lock will close to all vessel traffic during specified periods. Extended closures will facilitate demolition, concrete construction, and installation and commissioning of the new miter gates. Small locks will be available.
  • Army Corps to begin two-month dredging operations at Everett Harbor, Snohomish River, December 18

    Army Corps will begin maintenance dredging operations on the lower settling basin of Everett Harbor and Snohomish River Dec. 18, 2022. Operations will run 24/7 and are expected to be completed by Feb 14, 2023.
  • Army Corps of Engineers commence work to reduce flood risks in Conconully

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ officials are gearing up and mobilizing equipment this week in response to a direct assistance request to mitigate risks to life safety and safeguard public infrastructure in Conconully, Washington.
  • Chittenden Locks Large Chamber begins 16-day closure November 8

    Annual maintenance and additional gate work on large lock at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, in Ballard, Washington, will close to all marine traffic from 6 a.m. Nov. 8, 2022 to 8 p.m. Nov. 23, 2022.
  • USACE seeks public input for Libby Dam Master Plan

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, seeks public input for updating the Libby Dam Master Plan which guides land management and development of recreational, natural and cultural resources associated with the dam.
  • USACE to close Hiram M. Chittenden large and small locks for inspections, Oct. 31

    The Hiram M. Chittenden large and small locks will close to all marine traffic Oct. 31, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., to inspect the large locks, open a saltwater drain screen structure, and to conduct large lock sill and pump discharge inspections, in preparation for the large lock dewatering outage.
  • Lake Washington levels to drop below 20 feet

    Lake Washington’s level projected to drop below 20 feet Sept. 21, 2022. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are taking steps to conserve water during the year’s dry weather through lockage efficiency.
  • International Kootenay Lake Board of Control holding annual public meeting

    The International Kootenay Lake Board of Control will hold its annual public meeting at the Best Western Kootenai River Inn Casino in Bonners Ferry, Idaho at 7 p.m. PDT on October 5. There is also an option to participate virtually.