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18-050 Walla Walla District receives $3.3M supplemental funding for rehabilitation of flood-damaged levees

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Four levees damaged during the 2017 flood season, located within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District area of operations, received a total of approximately $3.3 million in cumulative funding for flood-related repairs under Public Law 115-123, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed into law February 9, 2018. [Read More]
Published: May-22-18

18-049 Corps awards contract for emergency Heise-Roberts Levee repair

LORENZO, Idaho – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a contract today to conduct temporary emergency levee repairs on an eroded section of the Heise-Roberts Levee System, located on the Snake River near Lorenzo, Idaho, about 3.7 miles downstream from the U.S. Route 20 bridge. The contractor’s crews and equipment are in the process of mobilizing to the site to begin work. Hydraulic and civil engineers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Walla Walla District deployed to Jefferson County on May 16, 2018, to provide emergency-management assistance to Jefferson County, Idaho, and help stabilize the levee. [Read More]
Published: May-18-18

18-048 McNary Dam hosts free fishing derby for kids

UMATILLA, Ore. – Young anglers are invited to a free fishing derby at McNary Lock and Dam on Saturday, May 19th, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. [Read More]
Published: May-18-18

18-047 Corps sends assistance team to conduct emergency levee repair in Idaho’s Jefferson County

RIGBY, Idaho – An U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hydraulic engineer and a civil engineer from the Walla Walla District Headquarters deployed today in response to a request from Jefferson County emergency managers for help with emergency levee repairs. High-flow conditions in the Snake River are eroding a segment of the Heise-Roberts Levee System, about 3.7 miles downstream from the U.S. Route 20 bridge. Immediate emergency repairs are necessary to prevent further erosion which poses a threat to the structural integrity of the levee and about 65 homes located within the leveed area, near Lorenzo, Idaho. The Corps’ engineering experts will assist county emergency management staff by assessing the levee damage, determining appropriate emergency protective measures, and coordinating and supervising construction-contract work to repair the levee. [Read More]
Published: May-16-18

18-046 Update: Granite Point area reopened today

PULLMAN, Wash. – After significant cleanup during the past week, the Walla Walla District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reopened the Granite Point recreation area on the Lower Snake River today. [Read More]
Published: May-11-18

18-045 Bennington Lake return canal slated for cleaning, repairs; intermittent trail closures may occur

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Cleaning and repairs on the Bennington Lake return canal, located between the lake’s storage dam and Mill Creek, near the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ project office, will require temporary and/or intermittent closure of some public areas, starting Monday, May 14, through mid-June. [Read More]
Published: May-10-18

18-44 District employees deploy to support FEMA missions in Puerto Rico, California

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Three U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District employees deployed during the past week to support ongoing Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster-response missions in Puerto Rico and California, according to District emergency management officials. [Read More]
Published: May-09-18

18-043 Lower Granite Dam offers ‘behind-the-scenes’ guided tours

POMEROY, Wash. – Visitors at Lower Granite Lock and Dam can get behind-the-scenes tours of the powerhouse, navigation lock and fish passage facilities – areas ordinarily off-limits to public access, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announced today. Tours are offered Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. through Oct. 31. [Read More]
Published: May-09-18

18-042 Granite Point closed until further notice due to visitors’ trash, vandalism

PULLMAN, Wash. – Granite Point day-use area is closed until further notice due to health and safety concerns after recent heavy visitation, trash accumulation and vandalism, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announced today. [Read More]
Published: May-02-18

18-041 Dworshak decreases outflows; more boat ramps available as reservoir fills

AHSAHKA, Idaho – Discharge flows from Dworshak Dam and Reservoir were decreased just after midnight today, May 1, 2018, from approximately 7,000 c.f.s. (cubic feet per second) to about 4,700 c.f.s., according to reservoir managers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Walla Walla District. The drop in outflows will allow the reservoir to gradually refill with snowmelt runoff, and make more boat ramps accessible as the water rises. [Read More]
Published: May-01-18
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