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Archive: May, 2018


18-054 Dworshak, BLM timber harvest begins

AHSAHKA, Idaho – Timber-harvest activities to occur throughout the remainder of the year around Dworshak Dam and Reservoir may require temporary access restrictions to some recreation areas, according to operations officials at the dam. [Read More]
Published: May-31-18

18-053 Lower Granite open for vehicle crossings on Monday holiday; Travelers should plan alternate routes across river at ‘LoMo’ and Little Goose dams

LOWER SNAKE RIVER, Wash. – If your upcoming Memorial 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. Lower Granite Lock and Dam, on the Snake River near Pomeroy, Washington, will be open for public vehicle crossings on Memorial Day. Walla Walla District operations officials want to remind the public of the holiday closure affecting two of three dams on the Snake River in Washington that normally allow public vehicle crossings – Little Goose, near Starbuck, and Lower Monumental, near Kahlotus. [Read More]
Published: May-25-18

18-052 Dworshak Dam Visitor Center announces summer season hours, tours

AHSAHKA, Idaho – Summer is just around the corner and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Dworshak Dam Visitor Center will be open daily, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., starting Friday, May 25, of Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Tours of Dworshak Dam will be offered daily at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tours are limited to 8 people and photo identification is required. [Read More]
Published: May-24-18

18-051 Heise-Roberts Levee emergency flood fight completed 'just in time'

LORENZO, Idaho – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed emergency flood-fight operations yesterday, May 22, to stabilize an eroded section of the Heise-Roberts Levee System, on the Snake River near Lorenzo, Idaho, according to USACE Walla Walla District emergency managers. [Read More]
Published: May-23-18

18-050 Walla Walla District receives $3.3M supplemental funding for rehabilitation of flood-damaged levees

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Four levees damaged during the 2017 flood season, located within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District area of operations, received a total of approximately $3.3 million in cumulative funding for flood-related repairs under Public Law 115-123, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed into law February 9, 2018. [Read More]
Published: May-22-18

18-049 Corps awards contract for emergency Heise-Roberts Levee repair

LORENZO, Idaho – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a contract today to conduct temporary emergency levee repairs on an eroded section of the Heise-Roberts Levee System, located on the Snake River near Lorenzo, Idaho, about 3.7 miles downstream from the U.S. Route 20 bridge. The contractor’s crews and equipment are in the process of mobilizing to the site to begin work. Hydraulic and civil engineers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Walla Walla District deployed to Jefferson County on May 16, 2018, to provide emergency-management assistance to Jefferson County, Idaho, and help stabilize the levee. [Read More]
Published: May-18-18

18-048 McNary Dam hosts free fishing derby for kids

UMATILLA, Ore. – Young anglers are invited to a free fishing derby at McNary Lock and Dam on Saturday, May 19th, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. [Read More]
Published: May-18-18

18-047 Corps sends assistance team to conduct emergency levee repair in Idaho’s Jefferson County

RIGBY, Idaho – An U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hydraulic engineer and a civil engineer from the Walla Walla District Headquarters deployed today in response to a request from Jefferson County emergency managers for help with emergency levee repairs. High-flow conditions in the Snake River are eroding a segment of the Heise-Roberts Levee System, about 3.7 miles downstream from the U.S. Route 20 bridge. Immediate emergency repairs are necessary to prevent further erosion which poses a threat to the structural integrity of the levee and about 65 homes located within the leveed area, near Lorenzo, Idaho. The Corps’ engineering experts will assist county emergency management staff by assessing the levee damage, determining appropriate emergency protective measures, and coordinating and supervising construction-contract work to repair the levee. [Read More]
Published: May-16-18

18-046 Update: Granite Point area reopened today

PULLMAN, Wash. – After significant cleanup during the past week, the Walla Walla District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reopened the Granite Point recreation area on the Lower Snake River today. [Read More]
Published: May-11-18

18-045 Bennington Lake return canal slated for cleaning, repairs; intermittent trail closures may occur

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Cleaning and repairs on the Bennington Lake return canal, located between the lake’s storage dam and Mill Creek, near the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ project office, will require temporary and/or intermittent closure of some public areas, starting Monday, May 14, through mid-June. [Read More]
Published: May-10-18
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