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Archive: February, 2015


15-015 Corps completes Snake-Clearwater rivers maintenance dredging

LOWER SNAKE RIVER, Washington – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today completed maintenance dredging of problem areas of the federal navigation channel and two port berthing areas in the Snake and Clearwater rivers where accumulated sediment had interfered with navigation. Dredging was performed to meet a current immediate need to re-establish the federal navigation channel to its congressionally authorized dimensions of 250 feet wide by 14 feet deep at Minimum Operating Pool (MOP) elevation. Dredging began Jan. 12. [Read More]
Published: Feb-26-15

14-014 Dworshak discharge flows to increase overnight

AHSAHKA, Idaho – Water discharges from Dworshak Dam near Orofino, Idaho, will increase from 5,800 cubic feet per second (c.f.s.) to 9,900 c.f.s. on Saturday, Feb. 14, to manage the reservoir for seasonal flood-control-space objectives, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water-management staff at the Walla Walla District announced today. [Read More]
Published: Feb-13-15

15-013 Lower Granite open for vehicle crossings on Monday holiday; Travelers should plan alternate routes across river at ‘LoMo’ and Little Goose dams

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – If your upcoming Washington’s Birthday weekend plans include a road trip to visit family and friends on the opposite side of the lower Snake River, you may want to keep in mind that U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dams are closed to cross-dam public vehicle traffic on federal holidays, unless otherwise announced. Lower Granite Lock and Dam, near Pomeroy, Wash., will be open for public vehicle crossings on Washington’s Birthday, Monday, Feb. 16. Two other dams which normally allow crossings will be closed on the holiday -- Little Goose, near Starbuck, Wash.; and Lower Monumental, near Kahlotus, Wash. [Read More]
Published: Feb-12-15

15-012 Lower Granite Dam reopens for vehicle crossings

POMEROY, Wash. – Public vehicle access across Lower Granite Lock and Dam reopened this morning after contractors completed construction of a temporary buttress on one of the bridge pier foundations for the Almota Ferry Road leading to the south-shore entrance across the dam. [Read More]
Published: Feb-11-15

15-011 Rainstorms likely to increase streamflows throughout the region; Corps encourages seasonal flood awareness

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Mill Creek flows through Walla Walla are expected to increase significantly as a result of a storm system moving through the Pacific Northwest over the weekend. Although flow levels are anticipated to remain well below flood stage, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staff advise people to use caution around the cold, fast-moving water in Mill Creek and other rivers, streams and creeks throughout the region. The National Weather Service’s Pendleton station announced a “Hydrologic Outlook” for areas in the Blue Mountains to expect precipitation amounts between 1-3 inches from series of warm, wet storm systems moving through the area during the weekend. [Read More]
Published: Feb-06-15

15-010 Dworshak discharge flows to fluctuate Feb. 7-12

AHSAHKA, Idaho – Water discharges from Dworshak Dam near Orofino, Idaho, will temporarily fluctuate during the next week while U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staff performs a series of operational tests on hydroelectric generator unit number 3, officials at the dam announced today. [Read More]
Published: Feb-06-15

15-009 Lower Granite Dam closed to vehicle crossings

POMEROY, Wash. – Public vehicle access across Lower Granite Dam is closed until further notice, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at the Walla Walla District announced today. One of the bridge pier foundations for the Almota-Ferry Road leading to the south-shore vehicle entrance across the dam was compromised yesterday during construction activities of the Juvenile Fish Facility’s primary dewatering structure. Therefore, the Corps restricted use of the bridge to minimize unnecessary risk to the public. [Read More]
Published: Feb-06-15

15-008 Dworshak offers timber sale to improve forest health

AHSAHKA, Idaho – The Walla Walla District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, invites interested parties to bid on the sale of approximately 122 acres of timber on Corps-managed forest lands at Dworshak Dam and Reservoir in Clearwater County, Idaho. The timber sale is planned to contain and control an outbreak of Douglas fir beetle in the area east of Dent Bridge in Sections 25 and 26 of T38N, R02E, Boise Meridian. [Read More]
Published: Feb-03-15
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