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Columbia-Snake Winter Navigation Lock Schedule Begins Sept. 15

Beginning Saturday, Sept. 15, recreational boaters can lock past U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dams on the lower Snake and Columbia rivers almost any...

Special Ops Exercise to Include Training in Pendleton, Hermiston

Soldiers from an element of U.S. Army Special Operations Command, stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., will conduct a routine military exercise March 26-30...

$321 Million Contract Awarded to Install 14 Turbines at McNary Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District on Wednesday awarded a $321.3 million contract to Alstom Renewable US LLC to design, manufacture...

Corps Seeks Comment on Mid-Columbia River Regional Master Plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public comment and will conduct a series of open houses - including one in Heppner -...

Dalles Dam to Host Eagle Watch

The eagles have landed! The Dalles Dam Visitor Center is a popular site for visitors to see bald eagles as they congregate along the...

Work in McNary’s Navigation Lock to Temporarily Increase Lockage Times

Locking a vessel past McNary Lock and Dam will take about 20 minutes longer than usual on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 26-27, while workers...

McNary Dam’s Navigation Lock to Be Out of Service on Wednesday

McNary Dam’s navigation lock will be out of service for recreational vessels on Wednesday, Aug. 30. The outage is necessary for critical inspections of the...

Lifejacket Worn, Nobody Mourns

More public recreation fatalities occur in July than any other month, and so the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Portland District asks you...

River Debris Causes Fish Loss at Little Goose

A juvenile bypass system orifice at Little Goose Lock and Dam became plugged early yesterday because of abnormally high seasonal debris from the lower...

Public Weighs In On Columbia River System EIS

More than 2,300 people attended a series of public meetings and webinars provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bonneville Power Administration, and...

Dam Spill Decision Disappoints Stakeholders Group

A federal judge’s ruling Monday that more water must be spilled from dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers to help young salmon...

Planning Commission to Consider Composting Facility

Ostrom’s Mushroom Farm, owned by Sheldon and Traci King is requesting to construct and operate a 450-ton-per-week composting facility. The compost is unique to...

Floating Debris at McNary Dam Headed Downstream

Water recreation enthusiasts should watch out for increased amounts floating woody debris in the lower Columbia River between McNary and John Day dams starting...

McNary Re-Opens Early to River Traffic

The navigation lock at McNary Dam near Umatilla re-opened to river traffic Friday evening, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials in the Walla Walla...

Corps Conducts Final Transfer of Kennewick Man

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Northwestern Division (Corps) transferred the human remains known as the Kennewick Man, or the Ancient One. The remains were...

Boaters: Be Aware of Ice Below McNary Lock and Dam

Boaters on the lower Columbia River downstream of McNary Lock and Dam should be aware of dangers of extra ice chunks flowing downstream into...

Flood Risks Assessed Along States' Border

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District deployed a team of technical experts to assess ice-jam conditions and associated flood risks on...

Public Input Sought on Federal Hydropower Projects

Northeast Oregon residents will receive several chances to share their opinions in person on the future operation of 14 federal hydropower projects in the...

Corps Awards Contract for McNary Lock Repair

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $505,000 contract to a registered small business from Wilsonville to complete several repairs to the downstream...

Corps Apprentice Program Graduates 6 Journeymen

Six students graduated today from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Walla Walla District's Power Plant Apprentice Program during a 10 a.m. ceremony on...

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