18-107 Little Goose navigation lock reopens to all river traffic

Published Sept. 8, 2018

STARBUCK, Wash. – Little Goose Dam's navigation lock reopened to all vessel traffic Friday, Sept. 7, at 6 p.m. after repairing a component of the downstream gate machinery which malfunctioned on Sept. 5, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operations officials at the dam, located at Snake River Mile 70 near Starbuck, Washington.

Walla Walla District staff at the dam manually operated the gate while repairs were conducted, limiting lockages to only commercial vessels. The lock is now open to both recreational and commercial vessels.

Recreational lockages are currently scheduled to occur at the following times daily through Sept. 14 at all Corps locks on the lower Snake and Columbia rivers:



9 a.m.

9:30 a.m.

12 p.m.

12:30 p.m.

3 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

6 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

9 p.m.

9:30 p.m.

Boaters can stay up to date on what’s happening at Little Goose Lock and Dam by liking and following their Facebook page www.facebook.com/LittleGooseDam or checking news updates on the District’s website www.nww.usace.army.mil.

For more information about Corps recreation opportunities, please visit the Walla Walla District’s website www.nww.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation.aspx or contact the Natural Resource Management Office, 509-751-0250. For current dam-crossing information, call 1-888-DAM-INFO (1-888-326-4636).

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Release no. 18-107