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Partners united for salmon, steelhead and lamprey extend Columbia Basin Fish Accords

States, tribes, and three federal agencies continue to work side by side for the good of endangered salmon and steelhead as they extend the historic Columbia Basin Fish Accords for up to four more years. The original agreements, signed in 2008, provided states and tribes more than $900 million to implement projects benefitting salmon, steelhead, and other fish and wildlife, and $50 million for Pacific lamprey passage improvements at federal dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers. [Read More]
Published: Oct-15-18

18-117 Work starts Oct. 15 to rehabilitate Gooding diversion structure flood damage

GOODING, Idaho – U. S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors plan to begin work Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, to rehabilitate several flood-damaged areas of the Gooding Diversion Flood Reduction Project, located on the Little Wood River in Gooding County, Idaho. The safety way diversion structure and bank channel were damaged by sustained high flows during the 2017 flood season. [Read More]
Published: Oct-12-18

18-116 Corps hosts ‘Industry Day’ in Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District hosted more than 130 business owners during the Corps’ ‘Industry Day’ on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center in Walla Walla, Washington. [Read More]
Published: Oct-10-18

18-115 Vehicle-crossing delays possible Oct. 2 at Little Goose Dam

STARBUCK, Wash. – Motorists wishing to cross Little Goose Lock and Dam, near Starbuck, Washington, on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, might need to wait up to an hour while workers repair a navigation lock waterstop, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, operations officials at the dam. [Read More]
Published: Sep-27-18

18-114 Mill Creek Project earns National Weather Service Honored Institution Award

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The Walla Walla District’s Mill Creek Dam and Bennington Lake project was recognized with an “Honored Institution Award” on Wednesday, Sept. 26, for 75 years of service in the National Weather Service’s Cooperative Observer program. [Read More]
Published: Sep-27-18

18-113 Lower Monumental Dam to temporarily suspend vehicle crossings Sept. 25

KAHLOTUS, Wash. – Vehicle crossings at Lower Monumental Lock and Dam, located at Snake River Mile 41.6 near Kahlotus, Washington, will be closed Tuesday, Sept. 25, to accommodate turbine intake gate inspections and maintenance activities involving workers and heavy equipment using the top of the dam, according to operations officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District. [Read More]
Published: Sep-21-18

18-112 District deploys engineer to assist Hurricane Florence response efforts

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Walla Walla District deployed a military civil engineer to Atlanta, Georgia, on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, to provide technical assistance to the USACE South Atlantic Division emergency operations center (EOC) as they respond to the effects of Hurricane Florence in several states along the East Coast, according to District emergency management officials. [Read More]
Published: Sep-21-18

18-111 Sixteen Walla Walla District power team members return from mission in Guam; two relocate to Saipan to assist recovery efforts

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Sixteen members of Walla Walla District’s 18-member Temporary Emergency Power Planning and Response Team (PRT) returned home during Sept. 13 and 14, after providing support to FEMA’s Typhoon Mangkhut emergency-response efforts in Guam and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), according to District emergency management officials. Both Guam and the CNMI are U.S. territories located east of the Philippines in the Pacific Ocean. Two Power PRT members will remain to continue assisting FEMA’s temporary emergency power assistance mission. [Read More]
Published: Sep-14-18

18-110 Work starts Sept. 15 to repair Heise-Roberts Levee flood damage

RIGBY, Idaho – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors plan to begin work Saturday, Sept. 15, to rehabilitate flood-damaged areas of the Heise-Roberts Levee System, located near Rigby, Idaho, on the upper Snake River between Jefferson and Madison counties. The levee was damaged in multiple locations by sustained high flows during the 2017 and 2018 flood seasons. [Read More]
Published: Sep-12-18

18-109 Corps invites comments on draft FONSI for City of Blackfoot Wastewater Collection and Treatment System Improvements Project

BLACKFOOT, Idaho – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District invites public comments on its draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the City of Blackfoot, Idaho, Wastewater Collection and Treatment System Improvements Project. Comments are due to the Corps no later than Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. [Read More]
Published: Sep-11-18
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