Archive: October, 2016
  • 16-078 Corps issues FONSI for Kimberly Wastewater Collection project

    KIMBERLY, Idaho – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the City of Kimberly, Idaho, Wastewater Collection System Improvements Project.
  • 16-077 Corps prepares for Phase-2 Mill Creek Levee maintenance

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Visitors using the gravel trail on the south side of the federally managed section of the Mill Creek Levee System in Walla Walla, Washington, will likely encounter surveyors through the afternoon on Friday, Oct. 21, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at the Mill Creek Project Office announced today. Workers will be surveying the levee in preparation for Phase-2 of levee maintenance. While the trail will remain open during surveying activities, visitors should be aware of equipment and vehicles in the area.
  • 16-076 Corps hosts ‘Industry Day’ in Walla Walla

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – More than 100 business owners and representatives attended the Corps’ “Industry Day” on October 13 at the Walla Walla District headquarters in Walla Walla, Washington.
  • 16-075 Corps of Engineers hosts multi-agency oil spill response exercise at Ice Harbor Dam

    BURBANK, Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Ice Harbor Lock and Dam hosted a multi-agency, environmental response drill on Thursday, Oct. 6. In the tabletop exercise, the Corps’ Walla Walla District worked with other agencies to respond to a simulated railroad oil spill just upstream of the dam. The Corps improves its response to spills by participating in ongoing multi-agency exercises and communication. This exercise followed a Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) Geographical Response Plan (GRP) update. Ecology recently revised the plan for the Ice Harbor area. The Corps’ mission during a spill is to protect the environment including downstream communities, parks, marinas and fish passage facilities.
  • 16-074 Lower Granite open for vehicle crossings on Monday holiday; Travelers should plan alternate routes across river at ‘LoMo’ and Little Goose dams on Labor Day

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – If your upcoming Columbus 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.
  • 16-073 Corps awards contract for McNary navigation lock repair

    UMATILLA, Ore. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $505,000 contract to a registered small business from Wilsonville, Oregon, to complete several repairs to the downstream miter gate at McNary Dam.