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  • 21-041 Corps of Engineers increases fire restrictions at parks and managed lands

    SNAKE RIVER, Wash. – Due to increasingly dry and hot conditions, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Natural Resource Management officials are increasing fire restrictions at all USACE managed lands along the Lower Snake River, as well as the Columbia River down to McNary Lock and Dam.
  • 21-040 Little Goose closing esplanade for seal coating this Friday, July 23

    STARBUCK, Wash. – Little Goose Lock and Dam will be temporarily closing public access to the esplanade picnic and fishing areas on Friday, July 23 to accommodate asphalt maintenance work in the adjacent parking lot.
  • 21-039 Corps to hold public meeting to gather input for Ice Harbor Master Plan Revision

    BURBANK, Wash.– The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District (Corps) has scheduled an open house public meeting on Thursday, July 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Ice Harbor Visitor Center in Burbank, Washington. There will be formal presentations at 5 and 6 p.m., and Corps staff will be present to answer questions and provide information.
  • 21-038 Lucky Peak Reservoir pool lowering early to meet irrigation demands

    BOISE, Idaho – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation will begin lowering the pool elevation of Lucky Peak Reservoir on Friday, July 23 to meet irrigation demand. This drawdown is earlier than previous years due to extremely dry and hot weather conditions and below normal runoff.
  • 21-037 Fire restrictions enacted at Dworshak

    Ahsahka, Idaho – Officials at Dworshak Dam, in coordination with local wildfire authorities, have enacted an immediate ban of all fires on Corps of Engineers property at Dworshak.
  • 21-036 Little Goose Dam to close public dam crossing Monday to perform maintenance

    Starbuck, Wash. – Officials at Little Goose Lock and Dam are closing dam crossings to the public Monday, July 12 through Wednesday, July 14 in order to perform maintenance on the transformer.
  • 21-035 Corps seeks public input for Ice Harbor Master Plan Revision

    BURBANK, Wash.– The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District (Corps) has prepared a draft Ice Harbor 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with an accompanying draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Environmental Assessment (EA) to revise the outdated 1977 Ice Harbor Master Plan. The Corps will be accepting comments from July 1 through 30, 2021.
  • 21-034 Dworshak Dam updates their release schedule for flow augmentation

    AHSAHKA, Idaho – Due to an intensifying regional heatwave, Dworshak Dam will be further increasing their releases to support flow augmentation intended to keep the tailwater of Lower Granite at or below 68° F.
  • 21-033 Dworshak Dam to increase releases for flow augmentation

    AHSAHKA, Idaho – Dworshak Dam releases will increase from 1,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) on Tuesday to the maximum powerhouse capacity of 9,400 cfs by Thursday night. The river will rise approximately 0.5 feet during the flow changes Tuesday night. The river level is then expected to remain in the same range through the end of the week. This increase in releases is being made to support flow augmentation intended to keep the tailwater of Lower Granite at or below 68° F.
  • 21-032 Dworshak Dam continues to refill as flow augmentation season approaches

    AHSAHKA, Idaho –Dworshak Dam releases will remain at 1,600 cubic feet per second (cfs) as the reservoir continues to refill throughout the month. This operation is intended to capture as much water as possible before the start of flow augmentation.