Archive: 2018
  • 18-120 Dworshak flows increasing through Thursday due to Unit 3 tests

    AHSAHKA, Idaho – Waters streaming from the Dworshak Dam are flowing higher this week because the U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers (Corps), Walla Walla District is testing a unit at the facility located near Orofino, Idaho.
  • 18-119 Walla Walla District employees deploy to support FEMA’s Operation Blue Roof mission

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Three U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District employees deployed this week to assist the Jacksonville District’s support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Blue Roof mission in Georgia and Florida, according to District emergency management officials.
  • 18-118 Corps seeks public input for Mill Creek Flood Risk Management study; public meeting set for Nov. 1

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District (Corps), invites public comments regarding the scope of the Corps’ proposed general investigation feasibility study (study) to evaluate alternatives and recommend a plan to reduce the City of Walla Walla’s flood risks along Mill Creek.
  • Partners united for salmon, steelhead and lamprey extend Columbia Basin Fish Accords

    States, tribes, and three federal agencies continue to work side by side for the good of endangered salmon and steelhead as they extend the historic Columbia Basin Fish Accords for up to four more years. The original agreements, signed in 2008, provided states and tribes more than $900 million to implement projects benefitting salmon, steelhead, and other fish and wildlife, and $50 million for Pacific lamprey passage improvements at federal dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers.
  • 18-117 Work starts Oct. 15 to rehabilitate Gooding diversion structure flood damage

    GOODING, Idaho – U. S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors plan to begin work Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, to rehabilitate several flood-damaged areas of the Gooding Diversion Flood Reduction Project, located on the Little Wood River in Gooding County, Idaho. The safety way diversion structure and bank channel were damaged by sustained high flows during the 2017 flood season.
  • 18-116 Corps hosts ‘Industry Day’ in Walla Walla

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District hosted more than 130 business owners during the Corps’ ‘Industry Day’ on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center in Walla Walla, Washington.
  • 18-115 Vehicle-crossing delays possible Oct. 2 at Little Goose Dam

    STARBUCK, Wash. – Motorists wishing to cross Little Goose Lock and Dam, near Starbuck, Washington, on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, might need to wait up to an hour while workers repair a navigation lock waterstop, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, operations officials at the dam.
  • 18-114 Mill Creek Project earns National Weather Service Honored Institution Award

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The Walla Walla District’s Mill Creek Dam and Bennington Lake project was recognized with an “Honored Institution Award” on Wednesday, Sept. 26, for 75 years of service in the National Weather Service’s Cooperative Observer program.
  • 18-113 Lower Monumental Dam to temporarily suspend vehicle crossings Sept. 25

    KAHLOTUS, Wash. – Vehicle crossings at Lower Monumental Lock and Dam, located at Snake River Mile 41.6 near Kahlotus, Washington, will be closed Tuesday, Sept. 25, to accommodate turbine intake gate inspections and maintenance activities involving workers and heavy equipment using the top of the dam, according to operations officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District.
  • 18-112 District deploys engineer to assist Hurricane Florence response efforts

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Walla Walla District deployed a military civil engineer to Atlanta, Georgia, on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, to provide technical assistance to the USACE South Atlantic Division emergency operations center (EOC) as they respond to the effects of Hurricane Florence in several states along the East Coast, according to District emergency management officials.