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  • WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct routine annual inspections, preventative maintenance and repairs at all navigation locks on the Columbia and Snake rivers during March.  All locks in the navigation system will close to […]

    Annual Repairs for McNary and others

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct routine annual inspections, preventative maintenance and repairs at all navigation locks on the Columbia and Snake rivers during March.  All locks in the navigation system will close to […]

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  • Annette Crerend- During the first quarter of FY16, Ms. Crerend provided exceptional support to Ice Harbor Project.  During this period she was instrumental in meeting Maintenance Management Improvement Plan (MMIP) initiatives.  She directly coordinated with several entities to input accurate […]

    Employee of the Quarter; 2016 First Quarter

    Annette Crerend- During the first quarter of FY16, Ms. Crerend provided exceptional support to Ice Harbor Project.  During this period she was instrumental in meeting Maintenance Management Improvement Plan (MMIP) initiatives.  She directly coordinated with several entities to input accurate […]

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  •               Story by Joe Saxon The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operates the four lower Snake River dams, and the best available science and economic analyses clearly show the Snake River dams provide outstanding […]

    Providing Outstanding Value to the Nation

                  Story by Joe Saxon The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operates the four lower Snake River dams, and the best available science and economic analyses clearly show the Snake River dams provide outstanding […]

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  • Story by Stan Heller The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District is upgrading the Lower Granite Lock and Dam Juvenile Fish Facility as part of the Corps’ environmental Mission to help recover salmon and endangered or threatened Species. […]

    Lower Granite Lock and Dam Juvenile Bypass Improvements

    Story by Stan Heller The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District is upgrading the Lower Granite Lock and Dam Juvenile Fish Facility as part of the Corps’ environmental Mission to help recover salmon and endangered or threatened Species. […]

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  • Story by Brad Trumbo To improve the effectiveness of spillway operations for fish passage, Walla Walla District biologists and engineers came together to design and install spillway weirs at the District’s lower Snake River and McNary dams. The District’s first […]

    Spillway Weirs help increase fish survival

    Story by Brad Trumbo To improve the effectiveness of spillway operations for fish passage, Walla Walla District biologists and engineers came together to design and install spillway weirs at the District’s lower Snake River and McNary dams. The District’s first […]

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  • Earlier this year the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed maintenance dredging of problem areas of the federal navigation channel and two port berthing areas in the Snake and Clearwater rivers where accumulated sediment had interfered with navigation. Dredging was […]

    Dredging; Corps completes Snake-Clearwater rivers maintenance

    Earlier this year the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed maintenance dredging of problem areas of the federal navigation channel and two port berthing areas in the Snake and Clearwater rivers where accumulated sediment had interfered with navigation. Dredging was […]

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  • Story by Sarah Smith, Public Affairs To the untrained eye, it’s a box of copper planks. But these wands, called stator bars, are where the magic happens in hydroelectric generation. Kathy Spillane says stators are the hidden key to transforming […]

    McNary Dam Hits the Rewind

    Story by Sarah Smith, Public Affairs To the untrained eye, it’s a box of copper planks. But these wands, called stator bars, are where the magic happens in hydroelectric generation. Kathy Spillane says stators are the hidden key to transforming […]

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  • Construction of McNary Lock and Dam’s new potable water distribution system was completed and put into service on Nov. 20. The old water tank (Top) was demolished. The nearly year-long construction effort replaced McNary’s original potable water distribution system, located […]

    McNary Dam’s potable water system completed

    Construction of McNary Lock and Dam’s new potable water distribution system was completed and put into service on Nov. 20. The old water tank (Top) was demolished. The nearly year-long construction effort replaced McNary’s original potable water distribution system, located […]

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  • Story and Photos by Rick Benoit, Distict Dive Safety Officer By the numbers, nine projects visited, 19 dives executed, 10 missions completed, 10 days worked, 1,000 miles traveled. These highlight November’s first-ever mobilization by the USACE Forward Response/Technical Dive/ remotely […]

    Diving into Dam Maintenance

    Story and Photos by Rick Benoit, Distict Dive Safety Officer By the numbers, nine projects visited, 19 dives executed, 10 missions completed, 10 days worked, 1,000 miles traveled. These highlight November’s first-ever mobilization by the USACE Forward Response/Technical Dive/ remotely […]

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  • Story by Jennifer McFadden Allen As the Lady Washington emerged from the hazy mist, the crowd, which was now gathered at McNary Lock and Dam, began to clamor. More than 75 visitors, as well as countless children, waited with anticipation […]

    Tall Ships transit McNary Lock and Dam

    Story by Jennifer McFadden Allen As the Lady Washington emerged from the hazy mist, the crowd, which was now gathered at McNary Lock and Dam, began to clamor. More than 75 visitors, as well as countless children, waited with anticipation […]

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