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Ice Harbor Dam’s navigation lock returns to service; Little Goose remains on schedule for April 2 reopening

LOWER SNAKE RIVER, Washington – Ice Harbor Dam's navigation lock, located at Snake River Mile 9.7 near Burbank, Washington, returned to service at 11:59 p.m., on Thursday, March 23, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials in the Walla Walla District. [Read More]
Published: Mar-24-17

Corps and others continue to monitor and manage Columbia Basin river and reservoir levels

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Northwestern Division, in coordination with its Portland, Seattle, and Walla Walla Districts as well as B.C. Hydro, Bonneville Power Administration, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the National Weather Service’s, Northwest River Forecast Center, and others are continuing to monitor river conditions across the Columbia River Basin. [Read More]
Published: Mar-21-17

Corps closely monitoring Columbia Basin river and reservoir levels

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is monitoring Columbia Basin flood events encompassing the Seattle, Portland and Walla Walla districts areas of responsibility on the Columbia River. Columbia Basin Water Management Division initiated emergency flood risk management protocols this week due to a Flood Warning issued by the National Weather Service for the lower Columbia River. [Read More]
Published: Mar-18-17

Corps begins spring fish operations

Portland, Ore. — On April 3, the U.S. Army Corps ofEngineers (Corps) began implementing its 2016 [Read More]
Published: Apr-04-16

Corps of engineers updates region on basin conditions

he U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to monitor snowpack levels across the Columbia River Basin. “Currently, levels are well below normal for this time of year, so we’re seeing lower than normal river flows throughout the system,” said Steve Barton, Chief of the Corps’ Water Management Division. Basin snow below 5,000 feet in the United States is either already gone or is melting ahead of normal. [Read More]
Published: Jun-15-15
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