Archive: June, 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.
  • 17-074 - Little Goose navigation lock delays possible June 19-22

    STARBUCK, Wash. -- Little Goose Dam's navigation lock, located at Snake River Mile 70.3 near Starbuck, Washington, will experience delays in lockages June 19-22, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials in the Walla Walla District.
  • 17-073 - Corps program may provide rehabilitation assistance to damaged flood risk management facilities; requests due by July 31

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Sponsors of flood risk management projects within the Walla Walla District which were damaged by spring flooding events may find some help repairing their levees and related structures from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers if they submit their request for assistance by July 31, according to Corps emergency management officials.
  • 17-072 - Corps team evaluates flood conditions in Hailey, Idaho

    HAILEY, Idaho – A two-person team from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District Headquarters is providing technical assistance to emergency managers in Hailey, Idaho, as they respond to flooding conditions there, according to Corps emergency management officials at the District headquarters in Walla Walla, Washington.
  • 17-071 - Corps invites comments on draft FONSI and Feasibility Study/Environmental Assessment for Clover Island Restoration Project

    KENNEWICK, Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District invites public comments on a draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Feasibility Study/Environmental Assessment (FS/EA) for the Clover Island Ecosystem Restoration Project. Comments on are due to the Corps no later than Thursday, July 6, 2017.