STARBUCK, Wash. – Little Goose Dam’s navigation lock will be closed to all vessel traffic from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17. The temporary closure is necessary to provide safer conditions for divers working on the dam’s trash shear boom near the vicinity of the lock, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at the dam.
Recreational vessel owners can find information on nearby Corps-managed boat launches in the Walla Walla District at www.nww.usace.army.mil/corpsoutdoors.
Corps staff have coordinated with commercial navigators to minimize shipping impacts. Public notices and other navigation lock information are available on the Walla Walla District website at www.nww.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation.aspx.
The Corps’ Portland and Walla Walla districts maintain the commercial navigation route from the Pacific Ocean 465 miles inland to Lewiston, Idaho. The Columbia-Snake Rivers Inland Navigation System provides important benefits to businesses and the public. Barging on the inland Columbia-Snake river system supports the economic vitality of the Northwest and neighboring states that use the navigation channel. The navigation system helps generate jobs, facilitates imports and exports, and contributes to a stronger economy, environment and quality of life for the region.
Release no. 18-002