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Archive: October, 2011


Lower Granite Dam open for vehicle crossings on Veterans Day; Travelers should plan alternate routes across Snake River at Little Goose, Lower Monumental

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – If your upcoming Veterans 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. [Read More]
Published: Oct-31-11

Lower Granite navigation lock schedules five-hour closure to access electrical equipment

POMEROY, Wash. – Lower Granite Dam’s navigation lock will close to all river traffic for five hours on Wednesday, Nov. 2, from noon to 5 p.m., according to operations officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District. [Read More]
Published: Oct-27-11

Media invited to learn more about revised McNary Shoreline Management Plan

PASCO, Wash. – The Walla Walla District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites members of the news media to meet with Corps officials Thursday, Oct. 27, to learn more about a recently revised McNary Shoreline Management Plan plus an associated Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). The media opportunity with Corps officials is at 5 p.m. on Oct. 27 in Room 3 at the TRAC Center at 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco. A public meeting is planned for the evening of Nov. 8 in Richland. [Read More]
Published: Oct-27-11

Corps offers free firewood at McNary Dam

UMATILLA, Ore. – Free firewood is available to the general public at a special wood pile at McNary Lock and Dam, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at the Walla Walla District announced today. [Read More]
Published: Oct-26-11

Transmission line work to affect access to west side of McNary Wildlife Area Oct. 27- Nov. 25

UMATILLA, Ore. – Brownell Road access to the Columbia River and ponds on the west side of the McNary Wildlife Nature Area will temporarily close to the public Oct. 27 through Nov. 25, operations officials at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ McNary Lock and Dam announced today. [Read More]
Published: Oct-26-11

Construction work to temporarily close McNary Dam’s Spillway Park Nov. 1, 2011 – April 1, 2012

UMATILLA, Ore. – Public access to Spillway Park, located about one-half mile downstream of McNary Lock and Dam on the Oregon shoreline, will be closed to accommodate construction activities Nov. 1, 2011, through April 1, 2012, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at the dam. [Read More]
Published: Oct-26-11

Dworshak staff announces November nature-themed movies, winter recreation opportunities

AHSAHKA, Idaho – Looking for something fun to do with your holiday company? Visit Dworshak Dam and Reservoir where recreational opportunities abound. [Read More]
Published: Oct-26-11

MA - Port of Lewiston dock extension

MEDIA ADVISORY: News reporters who wish to obtain interviews with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District officials regarding the proposed Port of Lewiston dock extension application and public hearing the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 19, need to RSVP to Gina Baltrusch at 509 527-7018 or gina.c.baltrusch@usace.army.mil, no later than 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19. [Read More]
Published: Oct-18-11

Construction work to temporarily close Lucky Peak Dam road starting Oct. 19

BOISE, Idaho – The road across Lucky Peak Dam will close on Wednesday, Oct. 19, for several weeks due to dam safety equipment installation and construction, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials. Vehicle access to day use areas or boat ramps at Barclay Bay, Turner Gulch, and Foote Park/Lydle Gulch will be blocked by construction equipment until further notice. Idaho Parks and Recreation’s Spring Shores Marina and boat ramps will remain open. [Read More]
Published: Oct-17-11

Construction work to temporarily close trail access across Mill Creek-Bennington Lake intake canal starting Oct. 13

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Pedestrian access across the south end of the diversion\intake canal, part of the Meadowlark Loop trail which circles Bennington Lake on Mill Creek Project lands, will be closed to accommodate construction activities Oct. 13 through Oct. 27, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at the Mill Creek Project office. [Read More]
Published: Oct-13-11
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