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19-018 Ice Harbor navigation lock returns to service Feb. 27
BURBANK, Wash. – Ice Harbor Dam's navigation will reopen to provide limited operations for commercial vessel traffic Feb. 27 through March 1, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
19-017 Navigation locks on Columbia, Snake rivers to close March 2 for annual maintenance; Ice Harbor lock currently remains temporarily out of service for urgent machinery repairs
COLUMBIA & SNAKE RIVERS, Ore. & Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct routine annual inspections, preventative maintenance and repairs at all navigation locks on the Columbia and Snake rivers during March.
19-016 Ice Harbor Dam’s navigation lock temporarily closed
BURBANK, Wash. – Ice Harbor Dam’s navigation lock, located at Snake River Mile 9.7 near Burbank, Wash., closed to all river traffic on Saturday, Feb. 23, according to operations officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District.
19-015 Bennington Lake road access reopens
WALLA WALLA, Wash. – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park rangers reopened vehicle access on Reservoir Road, leading to Bennington Lake, according to operations officials at Mill Creek Dam and Bennington Lake, located on the east side of Walla Walla, Washington.
19-014 Corps invites comments on draft FONSI for City of Firth Wastewater System Improvements Project
FIRTH, Idaho – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District invites public comments on a draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Firth, Idaho, Wastewater System Improvements Project. Comments will be accepted through Feb. 22 through March 25, 2019.
19-013 Corps issues FONSI for City of Basalt Wastewater System Improvements Project
BASALT, Idaho – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on Feb. 1, 2019, for the City of Basalt, Idaho, Wastewater System Improvements Project.
19-012 Dworshak Visitor Center to temporarily close for annual training
AHSAHKA, Idaho – Dworshak Dam Visitor Center will temporarily close March 4-8 to accommodate staff training requirements, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operations officials at Dworshak Dam and Reservoir, near Ahsahka, Idaho.
19-011 Bennington Lake road access temporarily closed for safety
WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Icy conditions on Reservoir Road leading to Bennington Lake have prompted U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park rangers to temporarily close access to the lake parking area, according to operations officials at Mill Creek Dam and Bennington Lake, located on the east side of Walla Walla, Washington.
19-010 Corps to celebrate E-Week with 'Generating Power for the Future' contests in local Walla Walla, College Place and Pendleton area school
WALLA WALLA, Washington – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) Walla Walla District will sponsor the 'Generating Power for the Future' engineering competitions at Walla Walla High School, DeSales High School, College Place High School, and Pendleton High School to celebrate National Engineers Week (EWeek) February 19-27.
19-009 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 -- 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.