Shoreline stabilization work begins today near Hells Gate State Park

Published Oct. 23, 2012

LEWISTON, Idaho – Work to stabilize a section of shoreline on the Snake River south of Lewiston, Idaho, adjacent to Hells Gate State Park began today, Oct. 23, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announced. 

Spectrum Services Group, Inc., Sacramento, Calif., was contracted to perform work on the “Hasotino Shoreline Stabilization Project.” Heavy equipment will be mobilized to the site today to install bioengineering materials along portions of the shoreline that are experiencing severe erosion. Native plantings will also be used to fill bank erosion cavities and reinforce portions of shoreline at-risk of erosion. The work will take about six weeks to complete.

To help minimize safety risks, the work zone will be closed to public access during the work period due to heavy equipment being operated within the area. Crossing work zone barriers without authorization or the proper personnel safety equipment would present a potential risk to life, limb and/or eyesight.

“This location along the river has a very constrained area within which the contractor must maneuver some pretty big construction-type vehicles,” said Corps Project Manager Alice Roberts. “Public safety is a priority for the Corps, so we’re asking folks to stay safe by staying clear of the shoreline work area during the construction period.”

For more information about Corps’ Snake River recreation areas, visit the Walla Walla District website at and click on “Recreation.”



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Release no. 12-093