Archive: 2012
  • Corps stresses safety during Labor Day holiday weekend

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- As the nation's largest federal provider of water-based recreation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stresses water safety and urges extra caution while in or around water during the upcoming Labor Day holiday. Many people enjoy water-based recreation as part of their Labor Day celebration. Outdoors enthusiasts can enjoy scenic river views while taking advantage of picnicking, camping, fishing, boating and swimming opportunities. Here are some water safety tips for the holiday weekend.
  • Illia Dunes closed until further notice due to visitors’ trash

    POMEROY, Wash. – Illia Dunes is closed until further notice due to health and safety concerns after recent heavy visitation and trash accumulation, Corps officials announced today. During the past weekend, more than 3,000 people visited the dunes, a popular recreation site located at Snake River Mile 102 on the south shoreline about three miles downstream of Lower Granite Lock and Dam. Enormous amounts of trash were scattered on the beach, broken bottles and beer cans left in the water, refuse strewn about the parking lots and litter discarded along the roadway, creating potential health and safety hazards for future visitors.
  • McNary Dam offers Washington Fish View Room, NavLock tours during September

    The natural resources management staff at McNary Lock and Dam will offer tours of the Washington Fish View Room and the navigation lock on Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m., beginning Saturday, Sept. 1, through Sunday Sept. 30, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at the dam announced today.
  • Corps invites public comments on Twin Bridges streambank stabilization Environmental Assessment

    RIRIE, Idaho – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District invites public comments on a Twin Bridges streambank stabilization project environmental assessment (EA). Comments are due by Sept. 3, 2012.
  • Dworshak hosts nighttime star-gazing and music program

    AHSAHKA, Idaho – Visitors are invited to join U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staff at the Dworshak Dam Visitor Center on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 8:15 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. for a free evening program of stars and music on top of the dam.
  • Corps reminds summer visitors about possible wildlife encounters in natural areas

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The Walla Walla District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds visitors to Corps-managed natural areas to exercise caution if wild animals are encountered. The potential for conflict between humans and threatening wildlife exists since the District hosts 8 million visitors annually at its eight water resource projects in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho in the Snake-Columbia rivers basin.
  • Ice Harbor NavLock schedules two-day recreational vessel closure to perform work

    BURBANK, Wash. – Ice Harbor Dam’s navigation lock, located at Snake River Mile 9.7 near Burbank, Wash., will close to all recreational river traffic for two days, Tuesday, July 31, and Wednesday, Aug. 1, according to operations officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District.
  • Low-flow channel work to require intermittent trail closures

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Continuing work to create a low-flow fish channel in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ section of the Mill Creek channel will require intermittent closures on the south levee trail beginning the first week of August through mid-September, Corps officials at the Mill Creek Project office announced today.
  • UPDATED July 16 -- New Mill Creek Office water line installation set for July 17; Temporary parking lot closure to occur

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Work to install a water line across Yellowhawk Creek will require temporary closure of the Mill Creek Office parking lot July 17 between noon and 6 p.m., U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announced today.
  • Low-flow channel work to close horse trailer parking lot at Mill Creek Office

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Work to create a low-flow fish channel in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ section of the Mill Creek channel will begin today, Friday, July 13. TML Construction of Hayden, Idaho, will be staging their equipment in the horse trailer parking and turn-around area just east of the Mill Creek Project office. The trailer parking area will be closed from July 13 through Sept. 15.