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November 14, 2011 at 10:05 PM

Cleaning lock is a draining job

The lack of any water, and the sight of workers removing barnacles, were sure signs that annual maintenance is under way at the Ballard Locks. The large lock will stay closed until next Tuesday. Also, the east gates will be pulled for replacement of the pintle bearings and for inspection, cleaning and repair of the…

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November 14, 2011 at 2:03 PM

Video: Annual cleaning of Ballard Locks

[do action="brightcove"]1275260263001[/do] U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Natural Resource Manager Dru Butterfield explains how engineer workers scrape a year’s worth of barnacles from the locks for the safety of salmon that swim through. For more coverage of the annual Ballard Locks cleaning, check out coverage from our news partner My Ballard.

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