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Archive: September, 2015


15-067 Corps seeks public comments on Mill Creek Project draft Master Plan update

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District (Corps) invites public comments on the draft Mill Creek Project Master Plan (MP), draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Environmental Assessment (EA). Comments are due no later than Oct. 25. [Read More]
Published: Sep-25-15

15-066 Construction work to temporarily close McNary Dam’s Oregon Boat Ramp Sept. 28-29

UMATILLA, Ore. – Public access to the Oregon Boat Ramp will be closed Sept. 28-29 to accommodate construction activities in the parking lot, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at McNary Lock and Dam. [Read More]
Published: Sep-24-15

15-065 ‘On-request’ lockage service begins Sept. 16 for boaters on Snake, Columbia rivers

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Beginning Wednesday, 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. [Read More]
Published: Sep-24-15

15-064 Corps revises Mill Creek levee maintenance FONSI to add responses to public comments

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The Walla Walla District today revised the Mill Creek levee maintenance plan’s final Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) to address a late-Wednesday discovery of an email containing a comment letter. [Read More]
Published: Sep-10-15

15-063 Corps of Engineers finalizes Mill Creek levee maintenance plan

Corps of Engineers finalizes Mill Creek levee maintenance plan WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Following intensive U.S. Army Corps of Engineers review and consideration of public comments which led to a modification of its preferred alternative, the Corps’ Walla Walla District Commander Lt. Col. Timothy Vail signed a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) today for its plan to perform vegetation maintenance on the Corps-managed section of the federal levee system along Mill Creek in Walla Walla. [Read More]
Published: Sep-09-15

15-062 Lake Bryan returns to normal operating levels; Corps encourages Illia Dunes habitat stewardship

Lake Bryan returns to normal operating levels; Corps encourages Illia Dunes habitat stewardship POMEROY, Wash. – Water elevation at Lake Bryan, the reservoir upstream of Little Goose Lock and Dam on the Snake River, has returned to normal operating levels, leaving Illia Dunes with no beach access, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operations officials at the Walla Walla District. [Read More]
Published: Sep-09-15

15-061 Corps to Host Industry Day

WALLA WALLA, Wash. –The Walla Walla District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host an Industry Day on Oct. 23, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the District Headquarters, 201 North Third Avenue, Walla Walla, Wash. This event is a free seminar for business owners and representatives focused on how to secure business with the Corps. [Read More]
Published: Sep-09-15

15-060 Lower Granite open for vehicle crossings on Monday holiday

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – If your upcoming Labor Day 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 most U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dams are closed to cross-dam public vehicle traffic on federal holidays, unless otherwise announced. [Read More]
Published: Sep-04-15

15-059 LoMo navigation lock inspections, repairs to temporarily affect navigators, cross-dam drivers

LoMo navigation lock inspections, repairs to temporarily affect navigators, cross-dam drivers – NavLock to temporarily close Sept. 9-10 for valve inspections – Recreational vessel lock schedule limited to minimize single-valve fill operations – Public vehicle crossings suspended during repair of lock valve 4 [Read More]
Published: Sep-04-15

15-058 Corps, WSU, Sheriff’s Office team up to encourage safe play at Illia Dunes

POMEROY, Wash. – With autumn’s chill beginning to creep into nighttime temperatures, many people flock to riverside recreation areas to bank-up on some outdoor fun in the sun. Illia Dunes, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers habitat management area located on the Snake River about 3 miles downstream of Lower Granite Lock and Dam, has proven a popular end-of-summer gathering place. In recent past years, thousands of visitors – mostly college-aged – have converged on the dunes during Labor Day weekend. [Read More]
Published: Sep-03-15
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