Transmission line work to affect Little Goose fishing wall access Oct. 13-14

Published Oct. 6, 2011

STARBUCK, Wash. – Access to the tailrace fishing wall, recreation area and juvenile fish facility on the downstream side of Little Goose Lock and Dam will temporarily close to the public Oct. 13-14, operations officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District, announced today.

The temporary access closure is necessary to ensure public safety while the Bonneville Power Administration conducts work on the main transmission lines from the powerhouse to the Little Goose Substation – the lines traverse the area directly above the tailrace fishing wall. BPA’s work includes replacing and adding new spacers on the lines while the lines are energized, according to officials at the dam, located at Snake River Mile 70.3 near Starbuck, Wash.

The downstream bridge across the navigation lock approach will be gated, and only employees will be allowed access through BPA’s work area during those two days.

Fishing enthusiasts are invited to explore other Corps outdoor recreation and fishing areas during this temporary access closure at the dam. Check out Walla Walla District’s recreation website



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Release no. 11-140