Tag: Lower Monumental Dam
  • 16-047 Lower Granite open for vehicle crossings on Monday holiday; travelers should plan alternate routes across river at ‘LoMo’ and Little Goose dams

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – If your upcoming Independence Day weekend plans include a road trip to visit family and friends on the opposite side of the lower Snake River, you may want to keep in mind that most U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dams are closed to cross-dam public vehicle traffic on federal holidays, unless otherwise announced.
  • 16-017 Corps awards turbine repair contract; turbine removed after 20 years

    LOWER SNAKE RIVER, Wash. – The march toward modernizing the Corps hydropower facilities continued on Apr. 7, 2016, when workers at Lower Monumental Lock and Dam lifted the unit 1 turbine out of the turbine pit. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Corps is the Nation’s largest hydropower producer and the Walla Walla District is the Corps’ 2nd largest hydropower producer. The Walla Walla District awarded a $12.9 million contract to ANDRITZ HYDRO in July 2015, for generator winding replacement and turbine cavitation repairs to modernize the hydroelectric facilities at Lower Monumental Dam.