In 1931, a torrent of brown water roared down Mill Creek, with water levels rising at a rate of one foot per hour. The water escaped the confines of the riverbanks and rushed through the City of Walla Walla, destroying homes, roads and bridges. Born in the wake of this disastrous event, the Mill Creek Project now stands to protect the city from floods like this.
On September 19, the day after Hurricane Fiona made landfall near Punta Tocón, members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District Planning and Response Team (PRT) boarded a plane in Atlanta and flew to Puerto Rico. The team landed in San Juan at 8 p.m., on a mission to install generators and provide temporary emergency power to the island.
“I’ve always thought that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was all about hydropower. I didn’t think there was too much to it.”
The Mill Creek Channel is getting an update.
The Walla Walla District constructs, operates, maintains, and secures multipurpose infrastructure to energize the economy, reduce flood risk, and serve as stewards of water resources for the Snake River Basin and the Nation.

News Releases

23-008 Dent Campground closed August and September
Ahsahka, ID – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Dworshak Project is announcing that Dent Acres Campground will be closed for camping between August 1 and September 30, 2023, due to a repaving project...
JOINT RELEASE Public feedback sought on Yakima River delta habitat restoration study
RICHLAND, WA -- In partnership with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is looking for public feedback on a draft report studying proposed next...
23-007 Corps invites public comments for the Yakima River Delta Restoration Project
Richland, WA – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, invites your comments regarding the draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Feasibility Study/Environmental Assessment...

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