BURBANK, Wash. --
The visitor center at Ice Harbor Lock and Dam, located at Snake River Mile 9.7, on Ice Harbor Road, near Burbank, Washington, will temporarily close April 15-26, according to Tri-Rivers Natural Resources Management Office officials, at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District.
After almost 20 years of foot traffic from more than 140,000 visits, the carpet inside the visitor center will be replaced during the temporary closure.
“The aging carpet was installed in 2001 and is really showing the wear and tear of all those years,” noted Greg Watson, Tri-Rivers NRM assistant manager. “We’re excited to be able to keep the facility in good-repair and comfortable for our visitors.”
Watson added, if the contractor completes the carpet installation sooner than anticipated, the visitor center will reopen at that time.
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Release no. 19-034