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    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Smithville Lake celebrates 30th managed deer hunt

    Nearly 150 people filled a maintenance facility with excitement at Smithville Lake around 4 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. They were all there for one reason, to get out into the wild and seek a big buck this weekend. For the 30th year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Smithville Lake hosted what’s known as the world’s largest managed deer hunt for mobility-impaired hunters. During this two-day event, 60 hunting blinds are set up across 3,800 acres of prime ground, not available for public hunting. Along with a volunteer, these hunters seek out the best spot near daybreak and wait out their target.
  • CRSO: Introducing the affected environment

    Essential to the National Environmental Policy Act process and the comparison of the alternatives under consideration is the development of the Affected Environment and Environmental Consequences sections of the environmental impact statement.
  • CRSO: Operating dams to support fish passage

    The Corps and Reclamation operate Hungry Horse, Libby, Albeni Falls, Grand Coulee and Dworshak dams to store water to reduce flood damages downstream and deliver water for irrigation, among other purposes. However, storing water can interrupt the seasonal river flow patterns.
  • Defining the Environment under NEPA

    The National Environmental Policy Act requires federal agencies to evaluate each of the alternatives thoroughly to support comparisons about their implementation and their impacts on resources in natural and physical environments.
  • CRSO EIS Featured Project - Hungry Horse Dam

    The Columbia River System is large and complex. This educational feature introduces you to individual projects that play a role in supporting the region’s tribes, communities, industries and fish and wildlife species.
  • CRSO EIS Featured Project - Dworshak Dam

    The Columbia River System is large and complex. This educational feature introduces you to individual projects that play a role in supporting the region’s tribes, communities, industries and fish and wildlife species.
  • Citizen’s Guide to ESA Accomplishments

    For highlights of eight years of accomplishments to protect and conserve ESA-listed salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River Basin, read the 2016 Citizen’s Guide.
  • New laser at McNary Dam is the latest technology for deterring birds

    In an effort to discourage birds from snatching up juvenile salmon below McNary Dam, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District has bought a laser.
  • Swope Park Industrial Area flood-risk reduction groundbreaking

    KC Water hosted a groundbreaking ceremony in the Swope Park Industrial Area Friday, November 1, 2019. This summer, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded an $18M contract for construction of levees, floodwalls, and interior drainage system to Medvolt Construction Services with the goal to complete the project by 2023.