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22-077 Little Goose Dam closes public dam crossing due to inoperable bridge
Starbuck, Wash. – Officials at Little Goose Lock and Dam are closing dam crossings to the public until further notice due to electrical problems with the upstream bascule bridge.
22-074 Little Goose Dam to replace 5 waterstops in the next 18 months
STARBUCK, Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, awarded a task order on August 8 for five waterstop replacements at Little Goose Lock and Dam.
22-070 US Army Corps of Engineers takes turbine out of service at Little Goose Lock and Dam to inspect and repair oil leak
STARBUCK, Wash. – Maintenance staff at Little Goose Lock and Dam have confirmed an oil leak in the Main Unit #1 turbine system, some of which was released to the Snake River. The turbine is part of the hydropower generating system at the dam.
22-018 Little Goose Dam closes public dam crossing April 4 through 8 to perform maintenance
Starbuck, Wash. – Officials at Little Goose Lock and Dam are closing dam crossings to the public from Monday April 4 to Friday April 8, in order to perform electrical work on top of the dam.
22-005 Columbia and Snake river navigation locks will close in February for annual maintenance
COLUMBIA & SNAKE RIVERS, Ore. & Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District will close the District’s navigation locks on the Columbia and Snake rivers in February for regularly-scheduled annual inspections, preventative maintenance and repairs.
22-001 Little Goose Dam closes public dam crossing due to inclement weather
Starbuck, Wash. – Officials at Little Goose Lock and Dam are closing dam crossings to the public on Monday, January 3 through Thursday, January 6 due to inclement weather.
21-052 Little Goose Dam temporarily closed to public crossing due to maintenance work
STARBUCK, Wash. – Officials at Little Goose Lock and Dam will temporarily close public crossing today and tomorrow, Sept. 8 and 9, to support repair work.
21-040 Little Goose closing esplanade for seal coating this Friday, July 23
STARBUCK, Wash. – Little Goose Lock and Dam will be temporarily closing public access to the esplanade picnic and fishing areas on Friday, July 23 to accommodate asphalt maintenance work in the adjacent parking lot.
21-013 Little Goose transformer fails: resulting oil leak is contained
Starbuck, Wash. – At approximately 2:15 Thursday, a transformer at Little Goose Dam had an oil loss as a result of an electrical incident: while some oil went into the gatewell, which is connected to the river, the oil was contained.
21-006 Columbia and Snake river navigation locks will close March 6 for annual maintenance
COLUMBIA & SNAKE RIVERS, Ore. & Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Portland and Walla Walla districts will close all Corps navigation locks on the Columbia and Snake rivers March 6 at 6 a.m. for regularly-scheduled annual inspections, preventative maintenance and repairs.