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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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  • 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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  • Story By Gina Baltrusch The Mill Creek Flood Control Project was completed in 1942 and included levees along the improved Mill Creek channel to provide flood protection for the City of Walla Walla. Currently, the Mill Creek Project levees fail […]

    Mill Creek Levee Maintenance

    Story By Gina Baltrusch The Mill Creek Flood Control Project was completed in 1942 and included levees along the improved Mill Creek channel to provide flood protection for the City of Walla Walla. Currently, the Mill Creek Project levees fail […]

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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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