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Archive: April, 2016


16-022 Borgans Island closed due to continued unauthorized visitor activities

TRI-CITIES, Wash. -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials permanently closed public access to Borgans Island (also known as Chiawana Island) on the Columbia River between Pasco and Kennewick due to repeated unauthorized visitor activities, Corps officials announced, today. [Read More]
Published: Apr-29-16

16-021 Dworshak flows to fluctuate while testing hatchery water systems

AHSAHKA, Idaho – Water discharged from Dworshak Dam and Reservoir will fluctuate Thursday and Friday, April 28-29, as staff conduct testing of the Dworshak National Fish Hatchery’s total dissolve gas (TDG) degassing equipment, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water-management officials at the Walla Walla District. [Read More]
Published: Apr-26-16

16-020 LoMo navigation lock repairs to temporarily affect navigators, cross-dam drivers

LoMo navigation lock repairs to temporarily affect navigators, cross-dam drivers – NavLock to temporarily close April 21 for valve repairs – Public traffic may experience crossing delays KAHLOTUS, Wash. – Lower Monumental Dam’s navigation lock will be temporarily out of service April. 21 to allow repair of the lock’s tainter fill valves, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers navigation officials at the Walla Walla District. [Read More]
Published: Apr-19-16

16-019 Lower Granite Visitor Center temporarily closed

POMEROY, Wash. – Lower Granite Lock and Dam’s visitor center will be temporarily closed April 18-22 to accommodate work on the nearby juvenile fish bypass system. [Read More]
Published: Apr-18-16

16-018 Snake River Basin snowpack, inflows, post-wildfire conditions create potential flood risks; Corps encourages seasonal flood awareness

SNAKE RIVER BASIN – An April 1 near-average snowpack and current seasonal runoff forecasts throughout the Snake River Basin prompted regional water managers to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Walla Walla District rate the 2016 spring flood potential at normal to slightly above normal. [Read More]
Published: Apr-14-16

16-017 Corps awards turbine repair contract; turbine removed after 20 years

LOWER SNAKE RIVER, Wash. – The march toward modernizing the Corps hydropower facilities continued on Apr. 7, 2016, when workers at Lower Monumental Lock and Dam lifted the unit 1 turbine out of the turbine pit. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Corps is the Nation’s largest hydropower producer and the Walla Walla District is the Corps’ 2nd largest hydropower producer. The Walla Walla District awarded a $12.9 million contract to ANDRITZ HYDRO in July 2015, for generator winding replacement and turbine cavitation repairs to modernize the hydroelectric facilities at Lower Monumental Dam. [Read More]
Published: Apr-14-16

16-016 Corps seeks public comments for Milton-Freewater Nursery Bridge Drop Structure repair draft FONSI and Environmental Assessment

MILTON-FREEWATER, Ore. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Walla Walla District (Corps), invites public comments on the draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Milton-Freewater Nursery Bridge Drop Structure repair project. [Read More]
Published: Apr-05-16

16-015 >>CORRECTED<< Corps seeks public comments for Yakima River Gateway project draft FONSI and Environmental Assessment

>>CORRECTED<< WEST RICHLAND, Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Walla Walla District (Corps), invites public comments on the draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Yakima River Gateway project, in West Richland, Washington. [Read More]
Published: Apr-05-16
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