Tag: safety
  • USACE updates Safe Lockage Policy for recreational vessels on Columbia, Snake rivers

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has put the following guidelines in place for the continued safe passage of recreational craft through the navigation locks at McNary, John Day, The Dalles, and Bonneville dams on the Columbia River, and Ice Harbor, Lower Monumental, Little Goose and Lower Granite dams on the Snake River:
  • USACE bans rock climbing at Hells Gate Habitat Management Unit

    LEWISTON, Idaho –The US Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, is banning all forms of rock climbing beyond the buck-and-rail fence on "River Run" trail in Hells Gate Habitat Management Unit, beginning June 1.
  • US Army Corps of Engineers reminds visitors to practice water safety

    As millions of Americans plan visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds visitors of the importance of practicing safe, sensible, and thoughtful activities in, on, and around open water.
  • Areas at Mill Creek Project closed due to construction

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Officials at Mill Creek and Bennington Lake have enacted targeted public safety closures due to the ongoing Russell Creek Canal rehabilitation project. The closures have affected the following areas, roads and trails:
  • Greenbelt Boat Ramp closed until further notice due to safety concerns

    CLARKSTON, Wash.– The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District has closed the Greenbelt Boat Ramp day use area in Clarkston, Washington to vehicle and pedestrian traffic until further notice.
  • 23-056 Dworshak Dam releases to increase beginning December 4 for turbine testing

    AHSAHKA, Idaho – Dworshak Dam will be increasing releases starting Dec. 4 to accommodate testing required for turbine maintenance. The public can expect the Clearwater River below the dam to change several feet between December 4 and 9. River users should use caution.
  • 23-054 Turner Gulch courtesy dock will be removed until March 1, 2024

    Boise, Idaho – The Turner Gulch seasonal courtesy dock, maintained and regularly adjusted under license agreement to Ada County Parks and Waterways, will be removed from Dec. 1, 2023, to March 1, 2024. The ramp will remain open for use without the courtesy dock.
  • 23-043 USACE reminds visitors to recreate responsibly at Illia Dunes and Granite Point

    POMEROY, Wash. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, is promoting public safety and encouraging visitors to recreate responsibly in partnership with Garfield County Sheriff Office, Whitman County Sheriff Office, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington State Patrol and Washington State University Police Department.
  • BLM temporarily closing portions of the Boise Foothills for public safety

    BOISE, Idaho–The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Four Rivers Field Office is temporarily closing approximately 4,500 acres of BLM-managed public land in the Boise Foothills to all forms of public access, as a safety precaution due to the Hulls Fire. The Hulls Fire, reported on July 6, at approximately 11:30 p.m., is located off 8th Street in Hulls Gulch. The fire is burning within the Ridge to Rivers Trail System, in an area of unexploded munitions as part of the former Boise Army Barracks artillery range, roughly three miles northeast of Boise.
  • 23-038 Corps reopens Wawawai Landing boat ramp

    Clarkston, Wash – The Lower Granite Natural Resource Management office has reopened the boat ramp at Wawawai Landing.