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  • Albeni Falls Dam raises Lake Pend Oreille levels

    Army Corps is adjusting operations to increase rate of refill on Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho. USACE officials anticipate being at summer pool (2062.0 feet) around 23 June.
  • Albeni Falls Dam hosts Natural Resource Master Plan Meetings

    Army Corps invites the public to give feedback on revisions to the Albeni Falls Dam Master Plan during its Master Plan meetings, June 24 - 25.
  • Army Corps hosts Albeni Falls Dam public information meetings May 30-31

    Army Corps of Engineers is hosting public meetings May 30 in Ponderay, Idaho, and May 31 in Cusick, Washington, to inform the public on current restricted operations at Albeni Falls Dam.
  • Army Corps improves Kootenai River habitat with second large wood placement

    Army Corps of Engineers released the second batch of fish habitat logs into the Kootenai River May 7, as part of its “Wood is Good” large wood nourishment project. USACE hopes the project is a template for other national and global entities to use, for similar Engineering With Nature projects on rivers they manage.
  • Albeni Falls Dam spill gate removed to mitigate flood risk

    Army Corps of Engineers officials removed a spill gate May 14, to sustain current Lake Pend Oreille elevations and mitigate lakeshore flood risk, Powerhouse flows are reduced to achieve the desired total outflow.
  • Sturgeon flow augmentation at Libby Dam begins May 14-21

    Sturgeon flow augmentation begins May 14 at Libby Dam, Montana, for endangered Kootenai River white sturgeon downstream in Idaho and British Columbia.
  • Spill operations at Albeni Falls Dam remain restricted

    Spill operations remain restricted at Albeni Falls Dam in Oldtown, Idaho, while U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ officials respond to the discovery of base metal flaws and defects identified on a spillway gate undergoing rehabilitation. The flaws were discovered in April 2024 as part of a major gate rehabilitation contract initiated in June 2023.
  • Albeni Falls Dam officials modifying spillway operations

    To ensure continued safe operations at Albeni Falls Dam in Oldtown, Idaho, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ officials are modifying spillway operations after metal defects were discovered on a single gate undergoing routine inspection and rehabilitation.
  • Army Corps targets earlier refill for Lake Washington

    Seattle District Water Management officials are filling Lake Washington nearly a month early with full refill expected in early May, due to the statewide drought declaration. Snowpack is lower than normal, and the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center’s seasonal forecasts show a warmer and drier summer ahead. The mariner community along Lake Washington Ship Canal and in Lakes Washington and Union is advised to expect earlier high water than in previous years.
  • USACE Botanical Garden earns ArbNet Level II accreditation

    The Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Garden achieved Level II Accreditation from The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program. The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program established a widely recognized set of industry standards for the arboretum community. No other international program of accreditation exists that is specific to arboreta.