Archive: 2017
  • 17-055 Corps issues FONSI for Elk Bend wastewater project

    ELK BEND, Idaho – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District issued a final Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the City of Elk Bend, Idaho, Wastewater System Improvements Project.
  • 17-054 Public scoping period extended for Lower Granite Master Plan Revision; comments now due May 22

    POMEROY, Wash. – The Walla Walla District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) extended the public scoping period for the Lower Granite Project Master Plan (MP) revision. Planners added 30 days to the scoping period, which now runs from March 22 through May 22.
  • 17-053 Corps seeks public input for Jackson Hole Levee Project Supplemental EA

    JACKSON, Wyo. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District (Corps), invites public scoping comments for the Jackson Hole, Wyoming Flood Protection Project (project) Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA). Written comments will be accepted until May 22, 2017.
  • 17-052 Lucky Peak staff schedules ‘rooster tail’ displays

    BOISE, Idaho – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to discharge water April 22 and 23 through Lucky Peak Lake's outlet structure (located adjacent to the powerhouse) to create the classic “rooster tail,” historically one of the area’s popular attractions. The six-hour-long displays are scheduled from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23.
  • 17-051 Mill Creek Levee phase-2 maintenance relocates to north levee bank; trails will temporarily close for visitor safety

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The paved trail on the north side of the federally managed section of the Mill Creek Levee System will be temporarily closed to all visitors starting Monday, April 17, to accommodate levee-maintenance activities, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announced today.
  • 17-050 Dworshak Dam discharge flows to decrease

    AHSAHKA, Idaho – Dworshak Dam discharge flows will begin decreasing at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow, April 15, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials. Flows will decrease during a 4-hour period from the current volume of 25,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) to a target flow of 8,000 cfs. The decrease will result in lower water levels and velocities in the North Fork Clearwater River. The change in flows coming from the Clearwater River’s North Fork will affect river surface elevation at and near the confluence with the main stem Clearwater River as flows are being adjusted.
  • 17-049 - Abnormally high river debris causes loss of 94 juvenile salmon and steelhead at Little Goose Dam

    DAYTON, Wash.– A fish separator system at the Little Goose Lock and Dam Juvenile Fish Facility became plugged and overflowed because of abnormally high seasonal debris from the lower Snake River on Tuesday, April 11, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials. The plugging and overflowing caused the death of 94 juvenile salmon and steelhead.
  • 17-048 Lower Monumental monolith repair temporarily closes dam to vehicle crossings

    KAHLOTUS, Wash. – Vehicle crossings at Lower Monumental Lock and Dam will be temporarily closed from April 17 through May 1 to accommodate maintenance activities to occur on top of the dam, according to operations officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District.
  • 17-047 Little Goose Dam's navigation lock returns to service

    STARBUCK, Wash. – The navigation lock at Little Goose Dam, located at Snake River Mile 70.3 near Starbuck, Washington, returned to service at approximately 10 p.m., on Monday, April 10, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials in the Walla Walla District.
  • 17-046 - Corps sends flood-fight team to support Ada County

    ADA COUNTY, Idaho – – A four-member U.S. Army Corps of Engineers emergency management flood-fight team from the Walla Walla District deployed to Boise, Idaho, today, to provide direct assistance to Ada County’s flood response operations along the Boise River.