WALLA WALLA, Washington – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) Walla Walla District will sponsor engineering design competitions at DeSales High School, College Place High School, and Walla Walla Academy to celebrate National Engineers Week (EWeek) February 22-24. [Read More]
INKOM, Idaho – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District issued a final Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the City of Inkom, Idaho, Wastewater System Improvements Project. The Corps proposed to assist the city of Inkom, Idaho, with its Wastewater System Improvements Project. The purpose of the project is to upgrade the City’s aging and deteriorating wastewater facilities. [Read More]
WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Warmer weather conditions may allow contractors to resume levee-maintenance activities next week on the south side of the federally managed section of the Mill Creek Levee System, requiring intermittent closures of the gravel trails, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announced today. Contractors will likely be onsite this weekend to stage equipment and place safety barriers.
Travelers should plan alternate routes across river at ‘LoMo’ and Little Goose dams on Feb. 20 holiday
LOWER SNAKE RIVER, Wash. – If your upcoming Washington’s Birthday weekend plans include a road trip to visit family and friends on the opposite side of the lower Snake River, you may want to keep in mind that U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dams on the river in Washington are closed to cross-dam public vehicle traffic on federally recognized holidays, unless otherwise announced.
Lower Granite Lock and Dam, near Pomeroy, Wash., will be open for public vehicle crossings from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Feb. 20 holiday. However, Walla Walla District operations officials want to remind the public of the Washington’s Birthday holiday closure on Monday, Feb. 20, affecting two of three dams that normally allow public vehicle crossings – Little Goose, near Starbuck, Wash.; and Lower Monumental, near Kahlotus, Wash. Little Goose and Lower Monumental are normally open Monday through Thursday, but will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20, for the holiday.
CASSIA COUNTY, Idaho – Two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood-fight specialists from the Walla Walla District deployed today to provide technical assistance to Cassia County emergency managers as they responds to flooding conditions there. [Read More]
STARBUCK, Wash. – Access to Little Goose Lock and Dam’s tailrace fishing wall and day-use area reopened for visitors today, according to operations officials at the dam. [Read More]
UMATILLA, Oregon – Boaters on the lower Columbia River downstream of McNary Lock and Dam should be aware of dangers of extra ice chunks flowing downstream into the river from the north shore Washington fish ladder beginning today and lasting for the next 7-10 days, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announced. The dam and fish ladder are on the Columbia River just upstream of the I-82 McNary Bridge near Umatilla, Oregon. [Read More]
AHSAHKA, Idaho – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District invites public comments on a Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Corps' proposed “Dworshak Long-Term Nutrient Supplementation Program.” Public comments are being accepted from Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, through Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. [Read More]
MIDDLE SNAKE RIVER, Oregon and Idaho – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District deployed a team of technical experts today to assess ice-jam conditions and associated flood risks on the Snake River in Oregon and Idaho. [Read More]
MILTON-FREEWATER, Oregon – The Walla Walla District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) seeks scoping comments from the public regarding the Corps’ proposal to grant permission pursuant to 33 United States Code Section 408 (Section 408) for potential alteration to a Corps-constructed river improvement (public work). The Corps plans to grant Section 408 permission to the Milton-Freewater Water Control District to allow the modification of the Walla Walla River Flood Control Project (levee system) by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to replace the structurally deficient Birch Creek Road Bridge.