WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Memorial Day weekend traditionally marks the beginning of summer and serves as the official kick-off for seasonal recreation outdoor fun. [Read More]
UMATILLA, Ore. – Young anglers are invited to a free fishing derby at McNary Lock and Dam on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to noon. [Read More]
AHSAHKA, Idaho – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Dworshak Dam Visitor Center staff announced new hours for the 2013 summer recreation season. The visitor center will be open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., beginning May 25 and continuing through Sept. 2. [Read More]
WALLA WALLA, Wash. – If your upcoming Memorial Day 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 most U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dams are closed to cross-dam public vehicle traffic on federal holidays, unless otherwise announced. [Read More]
STARBUCK, Wash. – Little Goose Lock and Dam, located at Snake River Mile 70.3 near Starbuck, Wash., will be closed to public vehicle traffic across the top of the dam May 15 through July 13. [Read More]
WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Bruce Henrickson, a public affairs specialist at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District, earned two national-level awards for superior performance in Corps public affairs programs during 2012.
WALLA WALLA, Wash. – For the second year in a row, two locations managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District made the Bassmaster Magazine Top-100 list of best places to fish for bass, according to information released April 29 by B.A.S.S. Communications www.bassmaster.com/news/100-best-bass-lakes-announced. [Read More]
WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- Wednesday, May 15, marks the start of the summer schedule for recreational boaters using navigation locks to travel past U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers, Corps navigation planners announced today.
UMATILLA, Ore. – McNary Dam’s navigation lock, located at Columbia River Mile 292, near Umatilla, Ore., will be temporarily closed to all river traffic on Thursday, May 2, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ operations officials. [Read More]
POMEROY, Wash. – Typical summer weekend visitation at Illia Dunes, a popular area near Lower Granite Lock and Dam on the lower Snake River, is 100 to 300 visitors, with up to 2,000 visitors on long holiday weekends or just before school begins in late summer. After an unexpected Aug. 25-26, 2012, weekend crowd of about 3,000 Illia Dunes visitors left behind thousands of pounds of trash, broken glass, foam coolers and other litter on the beach and along three miles of road ditch, the Walla Walla District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had no choice but to temporarily close the “Dunes” on Aug. 27 last year until it was safe again for visitors. The Dunes reopened on Sunday, Sept. 2, after a week-long cleanup effort by Corps staff and volunteers, just prior to the Monday Labor Day holiday. At that time, the Corps announced it would review options for maintaining public safety and health at Illia Dunes during the 2013 recreation season. To maintain safety, beginning in May this year, the Corps plans to limit Illia Dunes parking to two nearby Corps parking lots only. No public parking will be allowed on the adjacent 50-mph speed limit Almota Ferry Road as in past years. [Read More]