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Snake River Dams provide outstanding value to the Nation
Statement by Lt. Col. Tim Vail Commander of the USACE Walla Walla District WALLA WALLA Washington – We’ve heard a lot of discussion about the Corps’ four dams on the lower Snake River. I’d like to take a few minutes and tell you why they provide outstanding value to the Nation. The four lower Snake River dams provide a great return on investment. These dams cost $62 million per year to operate, an investment that generates more than $200 million per year of clean, renewable electricity, enough to power 675,000 residences. This investment also provides a marine transportation corridor that helps move 3.5 million tons of cargo, worth $1.5 billion a year, to regional markets, which improves the region's economic competitiveness. And this investment provides recreation facilities that host 2.8 million visitors per year. These four dams also benefit the environment by allowing us to avoid the 7,300 kilotons of carbon dioxide pollution that a coal-fired power plant would emit to generate the same amount of electrical power.
Mill Creek Master Plan
The Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, is revising the Mill Creek Master Plan, last updated in 1993. The master plan is the strategic land use management document that affects future management of natural resources and recreational opportunities to ensure the sustainability of the Mill Creek Dam and Bennington Lake civil works project.
Mill Creek Levee Maintenance
The Mill Creek Flood Control Project was completed in 1942 and included levees along the improved Mill Creek channel to provide flood protection for the City of Walla Walla. Currently, the Mill Creek Project levees fail to comply with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers vegetation standards used to ensure reliability, resiliency and operability of levee, floodwall, and dam projects nationwide.
Silver Jackets - Many Agencies - One Solution
The Silver Jackets program was established in 2006 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as part of a nationwide initiative under its National Flood Risk Management Program. Be Risk Aware!
Safe hunters always know their limits
Bobber has a hunting-related poster and coloring sheet available to download on the Bobber the Water Safety Dog website www.Bobber.info. Bobber the Water Safety Dog also has a Thanksgiving e-card to send your friends and family at www.bobber.info.
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15-076 Corps dams to close for vehicle crossings on Thanksgiving, Christmas, News Year’s Day; Travelers should plan alternate routes across lower Snake River
15-075 McNary Dam new potable water system completed; old water tank demolition in progress
15-074 Maintenance work progresses to north levee; visitors advised to avoid work areas
15-073 Lower Granite open for vehicle crossings on Veterans Day; Travelers should plan alternate routes across river at ‘LoMo’ and Little Goose dams
15-072 McNary navigation lock to temporarily close Nov. 3
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