Archive: April, 2014
  • 14-028 Corps seeks public input for Boise River Feasibility Study; Meetings set in Boise, Idaho City, Caldwell and Garden City

    BOISE, Idaho – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Walla Walla District and the Idaho Water Resources Board (IWRB) will conduct a series of scoping meetings to support the Boise River Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Statement. The IWRB is the non-federal sponsor for the study, which will focus on ways to reduce flood risk, and meet current and future water supply in the lower Boise River watershed.
  • 14-027 UPDATE #3: Little Goose navigation lock reopens; repair finished ahead of schedule

    STARBUCK, Wash. – UPDATE #3 -- Inland commercial navigation between Lewiston, Idaho, and Portland, Ore., resumed at about 4:30 p.m. yesterday with the official reopening of the navigation lock at Little Goose Lock and Dam on the lower Snake River near Starbuck, Wash., U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announced.
  • 14-026 UPDATE #2: Corps progress to fix Little Goose navigation lock gate on track

    STARBUCK, Wash. – UPDATE #2 -- Work to replace the cracked gudgeon arm assembly on the top of Little Goose Dam’s navigation lock downstream south gate leaf remains on track to reopen for service by the end of April, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District officials. Work milestones completed to date include securing the gate leaf in place to keep it stabile during repairs; removing the old, cracked gudgeon arm assembly; and painting and installing the new gudgeon arm assembly. The remainder of the work to be done relies heavily on the use of cranes and man baskets and includes adjusting diagonal tensioning on the gate leafs; preparing the hydraulic power unit for reattachment to the south gate leaf; removing work-related equipment from the site and final alignment testing prior to returning the navigation lock to service.
  • 14-025 Dworshak to reduce outflow discharge Friday morning

    AHSAHKA, Idaho – Discharge flows from Dworshak Dam will be decreased starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 18, from approximately 20,000 c.f.s. (cubic feet per second) to about 11,000 c.f.s. to balance flood control operations and flows to support spring smolt outmigration, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water-management officials. The decrease to 11,000 c.f.s. should be completed by noon. This discharge rate is planned to last at least through the end of April, but is subject to change. The Corps advises Clearwater River boaters and other people using regulated waterways to always be alert to changes in water elevation and volume of flow.
  • 14-024 Dworshak Dam and Reservoir offers scenic springtime recreation: Water limited at Dent Acres campground due to repairs

    AHSAHKA, Idaho – Enjoy early springtime in scenic north Idaho at the outdoor recreation facilities operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Dworshak Dam and Reservoir. Dworshak has much to offer including camping, hiking, picnicking, visitor center activities, fishing, swimming and boating. Merrys Bay day use area is now open and offers secluded picnicking and fishing opportunities. Also open are Dam View and Canyon Creek where primitive camping is available first-come, first-serve at no charge. Dent Acres Campground opened on March 28. However, because of a water line break, only sites 1-7 have water. Sites 17-26 are closed for repairs, and remaining sites are open for use but will have no water at those sites until repairs are complete. All campsites will be free of charge until water service is restored.
  • 14-023 UPDATE: Corps awards emergency contract to fix Little Goose lock gate

    STARBUCK, Wash. – UPDATE -- Work to replace the cracked gudgeon assembly on the top of Little Goose Dam’s navigation lock gate remains on schedule. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District officials announced today.