Archive: 2013
  • 13-058 Corps invites public comments on lower Snake River planting plan environmental assessment

    SNAKE RIVER, Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District invites public comments on an environmental assessment (EA) for habitat improvements at locations along the lower Snake River. Comments are due by Sept 6. The Corps is proposing to plant native vegetation on three Habitat Management Units (HMUs) along the lower Snake River to create or enhance approximately 125 acres of wildlife habitat to help meet the terrestrial wildlife mitigation requirements of the Lower Snake River Fish and Wildlife Compensation Plan. Proposed planting sites are located in Garfield, Whitman and Walla Walla Counties, along the banks of the lower Snake River. The three sites proposed for habitat enhancement are: Ayer, Swift Bar, and Willow Bar HMUs.
  • 13-057 Corps’ lower Snake River Sediment Management EIS delayed

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The Walla Walla District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is delaying completion of the lower Snake River Programmatic Sediment Management Plan Environmental Impact Statement (PSMP-EIS) and proposed dredging of the lower Snake River in Lewiston-Clarkston and near Ice Harbor Lock and Dam in Burbank, Wash. The delay is due to remaining complex EIS technical and environmental review requirements, plus associated contract planning efforts.
  • 13-056 Corps reminds visitors: Illia Dunes capacity limited for safety

    In preparation for Illia Dunes' typical high-visitation weekends, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers natural resources staff remind visitors of the following changes in operations at Illia Dunes...
  • 13-055 Drivers may experience crossing delays Aug. 12-16 at Lower Granite Dam

    POMEROY, Wash. – Vehicles crossing the Snake River at Lower Granite Lock and Dam may encounter delays of up to 2 hours Aug. 12-16 to accommodate maintenance activities on top of the dam, according to operations officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District.
  • 13-054 Mill Creek’s north-shore trail to temporarily close for riprap placement

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Parts of the paved trail on the north side of the Mill Creek channel will be temporarily closed to all visitors on Monday, Aug. 5, through Thursday, Aug. 8, while channel maintenance activities occur in the creek, just below the dam.
  • 13-053 Corps reminds summer visitors about possible wildlife encounters in nature 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.
  • 13-052 Corps apprentice program to graduate four journeymen

    UMATILLA, Ore. -- Four students will graduate from the Walla Walla District’s Power Plant Apprentice Program June 24 during a 10 a.m. ceremony at McNary Lock and Dam, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announced today.
  • 13-051 Lucky Peak to begin irrigation water releases; watersport enthusiasts advised to be aware of changing lake elevations

    BOISE – Water levels at Lucky Peak Dam and Lake will begin to drop about a month earlier than usual as water operations managers for the Boise River reservoir system begin releasing water from the lake on Monday, July 22, to meet irrigation commitments.
  • 13-050 Mill Creek’s south-shore trail to temporarily close for vegetation management

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The gravel trail on the south side of the Mill Creek channel will be temporarily closed to all visitors Saturday, July 20, through Monday, July 29, to allow vegetation management activities along the creek.
  • 13-049 Dworshak to celebrate 40th anniversary with powerhouse tours

    AHSAHKA, Idaho – Staff at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Dworshak Dam and Reservoir will mark the dam’s 40th year of operations by offering powerhouse tours on Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.