“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 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it will waive day use fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches at its recreation areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on Saturday, Sept. 24.
The Mill Creek Channel is getting an update.
It was windy, and the little boat bounced on whitecaps as it crossed the Columbia River. On May 9, Walla Walla District archeologists and natural resource management staff were heading out to meet with tribal and community members to discuss an important discovery on Corps land.
Hydropower, a clean, renewable and reliable energy source, just became safer for fish and more efficient at generating electricity, thanks to the new turbines at Ice Harbor Lock and Dam on the Snake River in southeast Washington.
For those who live along the river, the idea of having a boat dock can be attractive. However, specific laws, rules and procedures go into installing a boat dock, and it’s important to be aware of the process, especially for those living adjacent to federally managed shorelines.
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

Army Corps of Engineers waives fees and invites volunteers to participate in National Public Lands Day, Sept. 24
9/12/2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it will waive day use fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches at its recreation areas nationwide in recognition of...
22-063 Dworshak Dam Visitor Center resumes off-season hours
9/9/2022
AHSAHKA, Idaho – With the summer recreation season winding down, Dworshak Dam and Reservoir’s Visitor Center hours of operation are set to change...
22-062 Lower Monumental Dam closes public dam crossing to perform spillway maintenance
9/2/2022
Kahlotus, Wash. – Officials at Lower Monumental Lock and Dam are closing dam crossings to the public from Sept. 12 to Sept. 25 in order to perform spillway maintenance...

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