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  • WALLA WALLA, Wash. –  The public is invited to attend the Walla Walla District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, change-of-command ceremony set for 10 a.m. on Friday, July 8, at the Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center.Lt. Col. Damon A. […]

    Corps of Engineers announces July 8 change-of-command ceremony

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. –  The public is invited to attend the Walla Walla District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, change-of-command ceremony set for 10 a.m. on Friday, July 8, at the Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center.Lt. Col. Damon A. […]

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  • Story by Gina Baltrusch UMATILLA, Ore. — Six students graduated today from the Walla Walla District’s Power Plant Apprentice Program during a 10 a.m. ceremony June 23 at McNary Lock and Dam, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announced. Benjamin […]

    Corps apprentice program graduates six journeymen

    Story by Gina Baltrusch UMATILLA, Ore. — Six students graduated today from the Walla Walla District’s Power Plant Apprentice Program during a 10 a.m. ceremony June 23 at McNary Lock and Dam, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announced. Benjamin […]

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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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  • 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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