Archive: September, 2014
  • 14-077 Corps hosts ‘Industry Day’ focusing on federal contracting processes, opportunities

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The Walla Walla District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a free seminar for business owners and representatives on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to present training on how to do business with the Corps.
  • 14-076 Borgans Island closed due to unauthorized digging and excessive trash

    TRI-CITIES, Wash. -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials have temporarily closed public access to Borgans Island (also known as Chiawana Island) on the Columbia River between Pasco and Kennewick due to unauthorized visitor activities.
  • 14-075 Large Dworshak Dam hydroelectric unit placed back in service

    AHSAHKA, Idaho – The Walla Walla District of the Corps of Engineers placed Dworshak Dam’s hydroelectric generator Unit 3 back in service yesterday after completing repairs of damage due to a short circuit in the stator winding on Aug. 15. The unit faulted to ground and had to be taken out of service on Aug. 15 for replacement of a damaged electric coil deep inside the generator.
  • 14-074 Corps seeks National Public Lands Day volunteers to improve nature area

    UMATILLA, Ore. – Come celebrate National Public Lands Day (NPLD) with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park rangers on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McNary Lock and Dam located on the Columbia River near Umatilla, Ore.
  • 14-073 Corps seeks National Public Lands Day volunteers to plant trees

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Volunteers can join forces with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park rangers at Mill Creek Dam and Bennington Lake located in Walla Walla, Wash., as they honor National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 8 a.m. to noon.
  • 14-072 Corps invites public comments on City of Winchester draft FONSI

    WINCHESTER, Idaho – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District invites public comments on their Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the City of Winchester, Idaho, Water System Improvements Project. Comments are due no later than October 2. The Project is being done under Section 595 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1999 for which the Corps is authorized to participate in environmental infrastructure projects. The City proposes to improve its current drinking water system in order to meet peak summer system demands without having to ration water, to ensure adequate system reliability and, to provide for future residential and commercial growth. The Corps is not assisting the City with the entire proposed project, but instead is limiting its assistance to a new well house and transmission piping, which are separable elements of the larger project and have independent utility.
  • 14-071 Illia Dunes recreation area reopened today; Visitor actions will be monitored

    POMEROY, Wash. – The Walla Walla District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, began reopening the Illia Dunes beach and adjacent shallow waters today after a cleanup event this morning made.
  • 14-070 ‘On-request’ lockage service begins Sept. 16 for boaters on Snake, Columbia rivers

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 16, recreational boaters can lock past U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dams on the lower Snake and Columbia rivers almost any time during daylight hours, navigation officials with the Corps’ Walla Walla District announced.
  • 14-069 Corps to lower Lake Bryan to accommodate Illia Dunes trash cleanup

    POMEROY, Wash. – Water elevation will be lowered about 3 to 4 feet on Lake Bryan, the reservoir upstream of Little Goose Lock and Dam on the Snake River, to facilitate in-water and shoreline trash cleanup efforts planned for Monday, Sept. 15, at Illia Dunes, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operations officials at the Walla Walla District.
  • 14-068 Illia Dunes closed until further notice due to visitors’ trash and health concerns

    POMEROY, Wash. – Illia Dunes was closed yesterday, Sept. 7, until further notice due to significant environmental damage, and potential public health and safety concerns after recent heavy visitation and trash accumulation.