Archive: 2013
  • 13-017 Corps begins filling Bennington Lake for upcoming recreation season

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operations staff began diverting water from Mill Creek to Bennington Lake yesterday in preparation for the upcoming recreation season.
  • 13-016 Corps invites public comments about potential effects of Snake River dredged materials disposal on water quality - Proposed winter dredging for sediment management subject to Clean Water Act review

    LEWISTON, Idaho – The public has two more opportunities to comment on water quality aspects of a proposed U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ dredging action in the lower Snake River. This is in addition to the current public comment period that began Dec. 21 and ends March 26 for the Corps’ Lower Snake River Programmatic Sediment Management Plan (PSMP) draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Public comments on the dredging action are due to the Corps and/or Washington Department of Ecology by April 11, 2013.
  • 13-015 Corps invites public comments on Emmett levee system environmental assessment

    EMMETT, Idaho – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District invites public comments on an Emmett levee system repair project environmental assessment (EA). Comments are due by March 20.
  • 13-014 Lower Granite Dam to install turbine intake fish screens; vehicle-crossing delays scheduled

    POMEROY, Wash. – Drivers wishing to cross over Lower Granite Lock and Dam may encounter traffic delays or intermittent closures Feb. 28 through March 2 to accommodate construction activities, according to operations officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District.
  • 13-013 Corps invites public comments on Pest Management Environmental Assessment

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District invites public comments on a Pest Management Environmental Assessment (EA) and draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). Comments are due to the Corps no later than March 7, 2013. The District is required to control noxious weeds and invasive species on federal lands under its jurisdiction. The EA evaluates pest management alternatives and documents potential environmental impacts. The EA and draft FONSI are available at
  • Navigation locks on Columbia, Snake rivers to close for annual maintenance

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close navigation locks at dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers in March to conduct routine annual inspections, repairs and maintenance.
  • Dworshak announces Visitor Center schedule change

    AHSAHKA, Idaho – Dworshak Dam Visitor Center will be closed March 4-7 to accommodate staff training activities. The Dworshak Dam Visitor Center will reopen on March 8, resuming normal operating hours -- Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Lower Granite open for vehicle crossings on Monday holiday

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Lower Granite Lock and Dam, near Pomeroy, Wash., will be open for public vehicle crossings on Washington’s Birthday. Walla Walla District operations officials want to remind the public of the holiday closure affecting two of three dams in Washington that normally allow public vehicle crossings – Little Goose, near Starbuck, Wash.; and Lower Monumental, near Kahlotus, Wash.
  • Corps celebrates E-Week with Walla Walla-area students

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The Walla Walla District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will help seven Walla Walla-area schools celebrate National Engineers Week Feb. 17-23 by sponsoring in engineering design contests.
  • Power team deploys to help FEMA prepare for ‘Winter Storm Nemo’

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Twelve U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees from the Walla Walla District departed for Pittsburgh, Penn., on Saturday, Feb. 9, in response to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s request to provide support to areas projected to be impacted by a northeastern severe weather system, nicknamed “Winter Storm Nemo,” according to District emergency management officials here.