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Results:
Archive: August, 2017


17-098 Lower Granite open for vehicle crossings on Monday holiday; Travelers should plan alternate routes across river at ‘LoMo’ and Little Goose dams

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – If your upcoming Labor 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: Aug-31-17

17-097 Walla Walla District deploys emergency power team to support FEMA’s hurricane-response mission in Texas

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Eleven U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District employees are deploying to Texas in response to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) request for emergency-power assistance to support Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts, according to District emergency management officials. Yesterday, the District Headquarters in Walla Walla, Washington, deployed a Hydrology and Hydraulics Branch civil engineer to Dallas, Texas, to support the Corps Southwestern Division’s emergency operation center as a water-management subject matter expert. [Read More]
Published: Aug-31-17

17-096 Golf Course Pond fishing-platform installation requires 1-day closure

CLARKSTON, Wash. – Golf Course Pond, in Clarkston, Washington, will be closed Thursday, Aug. 31, to allow U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintenance staff install a new, floating fishing platform. [Read More]
Published: Aug-30-17

17-095 Corps, WSU, WDFW, law enforcement team-up to encourage safe play at popular river destinations

POMEROY, Wash. – With summer weather soon to wane, many people flock to riverside recreation areas to bank-up on some outdoor fun in the sun. [Read More]
Published: Aug-24-17

17-094 McNary navigation lock to temporarily close for inspections Aug. 30

UMATILLA, Ore. – McNary Dam’s navigation lock will be out of service for recreational vessels on Wednesday, Aug. 30. The outage is necessary for critical inspections of the downstream gate that require the lock to remain at its lowest water level, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at the dam. [Read More]
Published: Aug-24-17

17-093 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. [Read More]
Published: Aug-24-17

17-092 Corps repairs Milton-Freewater Nursery Bridge drop structure

MILTON-FREEWATER, Ore. – Work to repair flood damage on the Milton-Freewater levee system’s Nursery Bridge drop structure on the Walla Walla River, in Milton-Freewater, Oregon, is in progress and slated to be completed by October, according to officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District (Corps). [Read More]
Published: Aug-22-17

17-091 Corps, county levee managers discuss West Richland Levee risk

WEST RICHLAND, Wash. – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers levee safety officials and levee managers from Benton County Diking District No. 1 met Wednesday with West Richland city official to inform them of a recent Corps screening-level risk assessment of the West Richland Levee on the Yakima River. [Read More]
Published: Aug-18-17

17-090 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. [Read More]
Published: Aug-16-17

17-089 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) invites public comments on its draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Esquatzel Coulee Flood Risk Reduction Project Section 408 Permission. [Read More]
Published: Aug-15-17
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