14-021 Barge moorage area at Lower Granite Dam under construction; Stay away for safety

Published March 26, 2014

Visitors should stay away from construction zones

POMEROY, Wash. – A new barge mooring area is under construction at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Lower Granite Lock and Dam on the Lower Snake River, and visitors and anglers are asked to stay out of the land and water construction areas for their safety.

The north shore tailrace area just below the dam and gated access road to the tailrace are closed during construction. The area is a common recreation and fishing area. A large construction staging area is located on the north shore, and construction areas on the shore are fenced.

“If you see construction equipment on land or water, please stay away for your own safety,” said Darren Opp, park manager. “Also keep an eye open for construction traffic in surrounding areas.”

Final completion of construction is yet to be determined but expected to last for several more months. Mid-April construction is planned to include lifting and placement of large, heavy concrete beams.

Boyer Park and Marina remains open. The south shore Visitor Center and other nearby public areas remain open to visitors during construction. Dam vehicle crossings are not affected.

For more information about Lower Granite Lock and Dam recreation opportunities during this project, call Ranger Chris Lorz at 509-843-1493, ext.262.


Public Affairs Office

Release no. 14-021