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Archive: May, 2016


16-032 Construction work to temporarily close Chestnut Recreation Area

CLARKSTON, Wash. – Public access to the Chestnut Recreation Area will be closed May 31 through mid-August to accommodate construction activities, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at the Lower Granite Natural Resource Management Office in Clarkston. [Read More]
Published: May-24-16

16-031 Lower Granite Dam offers ‘behind-the-scenes’ guided tours

POMEROY, Wash. – Visitors at Lower Granite Lock and Dam can get behind-the-scenes tours of the powerhouse, navigation lock and fish passage facilities – areas ordinarily off-limits to public access, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announced today. Tours are offered Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. through Oct. 31. [Read More]
Published: May-24-16

16-030 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. – Lower Granite Lock and Dam, near Pomeroy, Wash., will be open for public vehicle crossings on Memorial Day. Walla Walla District operations officials want to remind the public of the holiday closure affecting two of three dams in Washington that normally allow public vehicle crossings – Little Goose, near Starbuck, Wash.; and Lower Monumental, near Kahlotus, Wash. [Read More]
Published: May-24-16

16-029 Corps awards navigation lock repair contract; work to occur during system-wide 2016-2017 extended lock outage

STARBUCK, Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a contract May 9, 2016, to a Spokane, Washington, company to conduct repairs to the downstream navigation lock gates at Little Goose Lock and Dam on the lower Snake River. [Read More]
Published: May-19-16

Study determines dam-raise alternative won’t meet cost-benefit requirements; Water Board to consider future study options for flood-risk, water-supply concerns (Joint Agency Release)

BOISE, Idaho – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, provided a status update for the Boise River Feasibility Study to the Board’s Water Storage Committee members during a special meeting in Boise, today. [Read More]
Published: May-18-16

16-027 Corps of Engineers offers spring recreation opportunities on Lower Granite Lake

POMEROY, Wash. – Outdoors enthusiasts can enjoy spring at recreation facilities on Lower Granite Lake managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. [Read More]
Published: May-17-16

Federal Partners unveil new turbine: safer for fish – more efficient

BURBANK, Wash. – An advanced-technology turbine, designed to improve fish passage at federal dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers is being installed at Ice Harbor Lock and Dam in southeast Washington state. [Read More]
Published: May-13-16

16-025 Summer recreational vessel lockage schedule begins May 15

WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- Sunday, May 15, marks the start of the summer schedule for recreational boaters using navigation locks to travel past U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers, according to Corps navigation planners. [Read More]
Published: May-12-16

16-024 Goats return to manage levee vegetation along Mill Creek; temporary leash rules in effect to help protect goats, visitors

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – A herd of goats arrives today, Friday, May 6, to remove weeds and other vegetation growing on levees that border the creek shoreline extending from the Mill Creek diversion dam downstream to the metal division works foot bridge near the Mill Creek Office. [Read More]
Published: May-09-16

16-023 Corps installs adult fish ladder temperature improvement system at Lower Granite Dam

New system expected to eliminate a thermal barrier to migrating lower Snake River adult salmon and steelhead POMEROY, Wash. – 2015 was the hottest year on record, and fish perished in rivers throughout the West, in reaches with and without dams due to elevated water temperatures. [Read More]
Published: May-03-16
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