Archive: February, 2017
  • 17-018 Four Idaho, Washington dams plus McNary Levee System reclassified as safer by Corps of Engineers

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Four U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District dams in Idaho and Washington state, plus the McNary Levee System in southeast Washington, have been reclassified by the Corps as safer “Low Risk” dams and dam-related levees within the Corps’ nationwide Dam Safety Action Classification (DSAC) system. The Corps operates more than 700 dam nationwide and has an ongoing and aggressive Dam Safety Program to reduce public risk and environmental damage.
  • 17-017 Corps celebrates EWeek with “Building Bridges Towards our Future” at local Walla Walla and College Place area schools

    WALLA WALLA, Washington – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) Walla Walla District will sponsor engineering design competitions at DeSales High School, College Place High School, and Walla Walla Academy to celebrate National Engineers Week (EWeek) February 22-24.
  • 17-016 Corps issues FONSI for Inkom wastewater project

    INKOM, Idaho – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District issued a final Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the City of Inkom, Idaho, Wastewater System Improvements Project. The Corps proposed to assist the city of Inkom, Idaho, with its Wastewater System Improvements Project. The purpose of the project is to upgrade the City’s aging and deteriorating wastewater facilities.
  • 17-015 Mill Creek Levee phase-2 maintenance resumes; trails will intermittently close for visitor safety

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Warmer weather conditions may allow contractors to resume levee-maintenance activities next week on the south side of the federally managed section of the Mill Creek Levee System, requiring intermittent closures of the gravel trails, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announced today. Contractors will likely be onsite this weekend to stage equipment and place safety barriers.
  • 17-014 Lower Granite open for vehicle crossings on Monday holiday

    Travelers should plan alternate routes across river at ‘LoMo’ and Little Goose dams on Feb. 20 holiday LOWER SNAKE RIVER, Wash. – If your upcoming Washington’s Birthday 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 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dams on the river in Washington are closed to cross-dam public vehicle traffic on federally recognized holidays, unless otherwise announced. Lower Granite Lock and Dam, near Pomeroy, Wash., will be open for public vehicle crossings from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Feb. 20 holiday. However, Walla Walla District operations officials want to remind the public of the Washington’s Birthday holiday closure on Monday, Feb. 20, affecting two of three dams that normally allow public vehicle crossings – Little Goose, near Starbuck, Wash.; and Lower Monumental, near Kahlotus, Wash. Little Goose and Lower Monumental are normally open Monday through Thursday, but will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20, for the holiday.
  • 17-013 Corps sends flood-fight specialists to support Idaho’s Cassia County; 100,000 sandbags sent to support flood-fighting efforts -- more requested

    CASSIA COUNTY, Idaho – Two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood-fight specialists from the Walla Walla District deployed today to provide technical assistance to Cassia County emergency managers as they responds to flooding conditions there.