Archive: February, 2013
  • 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.
  • Corps finds no significant impact to Stahl H.B. Farms and JSH Farms modifications to existing river intakes and fish screens in Umatilla County, Ore.

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District has completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the “Stahl H.B. Farms and JSH Farms River Pumping Stations: Fish Screening and Intake Modification Project.” District leadership signed a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on Jan. 29. This completes environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
  • Corps completes Portneuf River Flood Reduction Project periodic inspections

    POCATELLO, Idaho – The Portneuf River Flood Reduction Project, Systems 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, which is operated and maintained by the City of Pocatello, received overall system ratings of “unacceptable” following their most recent U.S. Army Corps of Engineers periodic inspection reports finalized on Nov. 16, 2012. This project was originally constructed on Sept. 19, 1967.