Archive: 2017
  • 17-084 - Corps stresses hot-weather safety

    SNAKE RIVER BASIN -- Water management and recreation officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District urge visitors to keep safety in mind while enjoying outdoor recreation opportunities along the Snake River, particularly during unusually hot temperatures and fluctuating water flows.
  • 17-083 Corps removes public health advisory at Chestnut Recreation Area

    CLARKSTON, Wash. – The Walla Walla District of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is removing public advisories to not swim in or drink shoreline river water near the Chestnut Recreation Area in Clarkston, Washington. Laboratory results received today from water samples taken Monday, showed no indication of high levels of fecal bacteria in shoreline river water.
  • 17-082 Temporary closure of Canyon Creek Recreation Area Jul. 17-21

    AHSAHKA, Idaho. – Access to Canyon Creek Recreation area, campground, boat ramp and boat dock will be temporarily closed Jul. 17-21, according to natural resource management officials at Dworshak Dam.
  • 17-081 - Corps advises public not to drink from nor swim in shoreline waters near Chestnut Recreation Area because of water-testing results

    CLARKSTON, Wash. – The Walla Walla District of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers advises the public to not swim in or drink shoreline river water near the Chestnut Recreation Area after routine weekly testing results showed elevated levels of fecal bacteria in shoreline river water. As a precaution, warning signs will be posted near the Chestnut Recreation Area’s shoreline.
  • 17-080 - Corps seeks public input for Lucky Peak Dam and Lake’s Lake View Trail EA

    BOISE, Idaho – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District (Corps), invites public scoping comments for an Environmental Assessment (EA) addressing a proposed mountain bike trail at Lucky Peak Dam and Lake near Boise, Idaho. Written comments will be accepted until July 28, 2017.
  • 17-079 - Lower Granite open for vehicle crossings on July 4th holiday; Travelers should plan alternate routes across river at ‘LoMo’ and Little Goose dams

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – If your upcoming Independence 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.
  • 17-078 - Corps stresses safety during July 4 holiday weekend

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- As the nation's largest federal provider of water-based recreation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stresses water safety and urges extra caution while in or around water during the upcoming Independence Day holiday.
  • 17-077 Corps seeks public input on proposed Section 408 for Connell water line replacement project

    CONNELL, Washington – The Walla Walla District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) seeks public scoping comments regarding the Corps’ proposal to grant permission for potential alteration to a Corps-constructed levee in the City of Connell, Washington. Pursuant to 33 United States Code, Section 408, Corps permission for the City of Connell’s water line replacement project is necessary because the project has the potential to alter the Esquatzel Coulee Flood Risk Reduction Project, a levee system which was constructed by the Corps on the Esquatzel Coulee, a seasonally dry streambed.
  • 17-076 Snowpack receding; Dworshak Reservoir on track for early fill

    AHSAKAH, Idaho -- Receding snowpack in the Clearwater sub-basin prompted reservoir managers to shift their focus from seasonal flood-risk-management to recreation-fill operations at Dworshak Reservoir, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water-management officials at the Walla Walla District. During a Wednesday snow line flight of the North Fork Clearwater Basin, reservoir managers observed a firm snow line at or above 6,000 feet in the basin -- about 4 percent, or less, of snow cover across the sub-basin. That significant reduction in snowpack, led managers to reduce discharges from Dworshak Dam and begin refilling the reservoir on Thursday. The reservoir is already within 1 feet of full-pool elevation (1600 feet).
  • 17-075 USACE Warns of Floating Debris

    Columbia and Snake rivers – Water recreation enthusiasts should watch out for increased amounts floating woody debris in the lower Columbia River as well as the Snake River starting Friday, June 16, 2017, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announced today.