The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Walla Walla District, has prepared a draft Master Plan with an accompanying draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Environmental Assessment (EA) to revise the outdated 1977 Ice Harbor Master Plan. These documents are available for your review via the links on the right-hand side of this webpage.
The Master Plan guides how the Corps manages Ice Harbor project lands surrounding Lake Sacajawea behind Ice Harbor Dam. Master Plans are about the land – they do not address dam operations (e.g., spill, fish passage, or dam breaching), flood risk management (e.g., levees), or navigation.
The Corps will accept comments on the Draft Master Plan, EA, and FONSI from July 1 through 30, 2021. See below for information on what the Master Plan covers, the different areas in the Ice Harbor Project, and how you can comment.
As part of the process, the Corps has scheduled an open house public meeting to provide information and accept comments on the draft Master Plan and EA. This meeting is scheduled:
Thursday, July 22, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Formal presentations at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.
Ice Harbor Visitor Center, Burbank, WA
*Please note that access to the Ice Harbor Visitor Center requires a valid government-issued photo I.D. for all adults (e.g., driver’s license, passport).