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Archive: November, 2017


17-119 Walla Walla District employees deploy to support FEMA’s hurricane-response missions

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – During the span of about three months, dozens of employee-volunteers from throughout the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District deployed in response to Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) requests for support to hurricane-recovery efforts in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, Saint Thomas, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Saint Croix, according to District emergency management officials. [Read More]
Published: Nov-21-17

17-118 Dam crossings closed on Thanksgiving; Lower Granite open Friday, Saturday, Sunday for vehicle crossings

LOWER SNAKE RIVER, Wash. – If your upcoming Thanksgiving 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 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dams on the river in Washington will be closed to cross-dam public vehicle traffic. Lower Granite, near Pomeroy; Little Goose, near Starbuck; and Lower Monumental, near Kahlotus, will be closed to public vehicle crossings on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 23. Lower Granite will reopen for crossings on Friday, Nov. 24, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. [Read More]
Published: Nov-21-17

17-117 Mill Creek Levee paved trail and Rooks Park reopen; Levee maintenance work completed

WALLA WALLA, WA - The paved trail on the north side of the federally managed section of the Mill Creek Levee System and pedestrian access to Rooks Park reopened this morning, Monday, Nov. 20, following the completion of Phase-2 work to remove overgrown vegetation which encroached into the levee’s maintenance-access zone, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announced today. [Read More]
Published: Nov-20-17

17-116 Fishhook Park visitors impacted by water system upgrade construction

Burbank, Wash. – Fishhook Park, located off of State Route 124 along the lower Snake River in Walla Walla County, will be without water next year while the water system is upgraded; however, it will remain open to visitors during their normal summer recreation season of May 18 through Sept. 4, 2018. [Read More]
Published: Nov-13-17

17-115 Water safety is a year round concern – play it safe

MID-COLUMBIA BASIN, Wash. – Public safety is the number-one priority of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Corps urges anyone planning to be on or around water to practice boating and water safety throughout the year. [Read More]
Published: Nov-09-17

17-114 Lower Granite open for vehicle crossings on Friday holiday; Travelers should plan alternate routes across river at ‘LoMo’ and Little Goose dams on Veterans Day

LOWER SNAKE RIVER, Wash. – If your upcoming Veterans 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. [Read More]
Published: Nov-08-17

17-113 Mill Creek south-levee trail reopens to visitors; work continues on north levee

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The gravel trail on the south side of the federally managed section of the Mill Creek Levee System reopened to visitors, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announced today. [Read More]
Published: Nov-03-17

17-112 Little Goose Dam reopens early to vehicle crossings; additional work to require intermittent crossing delays Nov. 6-9

STARBUCK, Wash. – Little Goose Lock and Dam reopened for public vehicle crossings today, after work to transfer newly arrived adjustable spillway weir (ASW) components was completed ahead of schedule, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, operations officials at the dam. Cross-dam vehicle traffic may need to be intermittently delayed for up to approximately two hours Nov. 6-9 to safely accommodate related work activities occurring on top of the dam. [Read More]
Published: Nov-02-17
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