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Feb. 2020 Photos

Titus Creek crossing outlet
Lt. Col. Christian Dietz, Commander of the Walla Walla District Corps of Engineers greets Walla Walla City workers who are monitoring the Mill Creek Channel.
An excavator removes debris from the Mill Creek Channel.
Prakash Kaini, Civil Engineer for the Walla Walla Corps of Engineers overseeing the Mill Creek Channel on South Clinton St. in Walla Walla.
Mill Creek Diversion Dam near Rooks Park.
Flooding in residential area off Mill Creek Rd.
Engineer Alex Hammond, a Dam and Levee Safety Manager for the Walla Walla District Corps of Engineers monitors Bennington Lake levels.
Jeffrey Bonafilia, Planning Study Specialist, for the Walla Walla Corps of Engineers recording incoming flows of the Mill Creek Channel.
Bennington Lake
Walla Walla County Command Center.
Alex Hammond, Dam and Levee Safety Manager for the Walla Walla Corps of Engineers, overlooks the Mill Creek Channel.
Mill Creek Channel.
County Commissioners Todd Kimball and Greg Tompkins and Lt. Col. Christian Dietz, Commander of the Walla Walla District Corps of Engineers, travel along the Mill Creek Channel.
Mill Creek Channel.
Mill Creek Diversion Dam.
Corps official monitoring flows in the Mill Creek Channel.
Corps official monitoring flows in the Mill Creek Channel.
Sandbag operations for Russell Creek Diffuser on Sunday, Feb. 9.
Walla Walla District Corps of Engineers Emergency Operation Center with Corps staff managing the Mill Creek Channel flows.
Water splashing up on a bridge in Milton Freewater on Feb. 7.
Mill Creek Channel at sunset on Feb. 7.
Corps Official recording the flows through the Mill Creek Channel.
Mill Creek Dam Division Works.
Project staff clearing debris from Russell Creek canal, Feb. 11.
Erosion to a road in Milton Freewater on Feb. 7.
An excavator driving towards eroding section of road in Milton Freewater, Feb. 7.
Corps officials surveying erosion in Milton Freewater, Feb. 7.
Bennington Lake.
Bennington Lake.
Jamie Bond, Civil Engineer of the Walla Walla Corps of Engineers, overseeing floodfighting efforts in Milton Freewater on Friday Feb. 7.
Residential flooding in Milton Freewater.
Corps official monitoring flows in Milton Freewater.
Erosion near Marie Dorion Park in Milton Freewater.
Walla Walla District Corps of Engineers floodfighting efforts in Milton Freewater on Friday Feb. 7.
Walla Walla District Corps of Engineers floodfighting efforts in Milton Freewater on Friday Feb. 7.
Walla Walla District Corps of Engineers floodfighting efforts in Milton Freewater on Friday Feb. 7.
Walla Walla District Corps of Engineers floodfighting efforts in Milton Freewater on Friday Feb. 7.
Water splashing up on a bridge in Milton Freewater, Feb. 7.
Lt. Col. Christian Dietz, Commander of the Walla Walla District Corps of Engineers, and Alan Feistner, Deputy District Engineer for the Walla Walla District Corps of Engineers, examine a bridge off Old Hwy 12 in Walla Walla.
Wallula Bridge
Wallula Bridge
Wallula Bridge
Wallula Bridge
Lt. Col. Christian Dietz, Commander of the Walla Walla District Corps of Engineers examines Wallula Bridge off Old Hwy 12 in Walla Walla.
The District's Chief of Engineering, Dwayne Weston and Alan Feistner, Deputy District Engineer for the Walla Walla District Corps of Engineers, examine Wallula Bridge off Old Hwy 12 in Walla Walla.
The District's Chief of Engineering, Dwayne Weston examines Wallula Bridge off Old Hwy 12 in Walla Walla.
Lt. Col. Christian Dietz, Commander of the Walla Walla District Corps of Engineers, and the District's Chief of Engineering, Dwayne Weston, oversee Russel Creek in Walla Walla.
Lt. Col. Christian Dietz, Commander of the Walla Walla District Corps of Engineers, and the District's Chief of Engineering, Dwayne Weston, oversee Russel Creek in Walla Walla.
Milton Freewater
Lt. Col. Christian Dietz, Commander of the Walla Walla District Corps of Engineers, and the District's Chief of Engineering, Dwayne Weston, monitoring the Walla Walla River near Milton Freewater.
Milton Freewater
Milton Freewater
Erosion near Marie Dorion Park in Milton Freewater.
Lt. Col. Christian Dietz, Commander of the Walla Walla District Corps of Engineers, and the District's Chief of Engineering, Dwayne Weston, survey the erosion near Marie Dorion Park in Milton Freewater.
Milton Freewater
Milton Freewater
Erosion near Marie Dorion Park in Milton Freewater.
Milton Freewater
Jamie Bond, Civil Engineer of the Walla Walla Corps of Engineers, informs Lt. Col. Christian Dietz, Commander of the Walla Walla District Corps of Engineers, and Alan Feistner, Deputy District Engineer for the Walla Walla District Corps of Engineers, about water levels in the Walla Walla River in Milton Freewater.
Walla Walla District Corps of Engineers Emergency Operation Center with Corps staff managing the Mill Creek Channel flows.
Justin Stegall, Mill Creek Project Manager for the Walla Walla Corps of Engineers, briefs Lt. Col. Christian Dietz, Commander of the Walla Walla District Corps of Engineers, and Walla Walla County Commissioners Todd Kimball and Greg Tompkins on the status of the Mill Creek Channel.
Natural Resources Manager Chris Alford monitoring Mill Creek flows.
Excavator removes debris from Mill Creek Channel.
Due to continuous rains, U.S. Army Corps of Engineer officials have increased water flows into Mill Creek to 3,900 cubic feet per second. Although the public will see a substantial increase in water flowing through Mill Creek and Walla Walla, the Mill Creek channel is operating as intended and Corps officials are continuously monitoring its water levels. Meanwhile, Corps officials continue to divert water into Bennington Lake which is closed to public access until further notice. As a precaution, Corps officials are asking the public to avoid levees, high water areas and Bennington Lake.
mill creek water level