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Topic: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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April 3, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Options to prevent flooding at slide site being studied

The Army Corps of Engineers has been meeting with Snohomish County officials to come up with a plan to  help deal with high water expected to flow through the debris-laden stretch of Stillaguamish River left behind by the March 22 mudslide. One option would involve building a temporary berm to protect state Highway 530 from flooding by the North…


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July 20, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Ballard Locks to close temporarily on Wednesday

An inspection of the Adult Salmon Exclusion Structure will close the Chittenden Locks in Ballard to all marine traffic from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. U.S. Navy divers will be also adjusting a water-quality sensor cable near the structure, which is immediately upstream from the locks. The salmon…


Comments | Topics: Ballard, The Locks, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

June 21, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Small Ballard Lock reopens to boat traffic

The small lock at Chittenden Locks is now open to vessel traffic, but the nearby walkway will remain closed to pedestrians for about two more weeks, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Thursday. Pedestrians can still use the east gate walkway. The lock was damaged June 10 when a malfunctioning 60-foot boat ran into the…


Comments | Topics: Ballard Locks, Chittenden locks, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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.


Comments | More in Video | Topics: Ballard Locks, barnacles, cleaning