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Corps to Connect Dam Wastewater System to Umatilla’s Sewer System

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District will begin construction this summer to connect the McNary Dam wastewater sewer system to the...

Corps Seeks Public Comment for McNary Master Plan Revision

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District (Corps) is seeking public comment for the upcoming revision of the McNary Master Plan. The Corps...

ODFW Commission Establishes Conservation & Rec Committee

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission unanimously approved rules establishing the Oregon Conservation and Recreation Advisory Committee and rules guiding expenditures from...

Recreational Sturgeon Fishing along John Day Pool Closes Wednesday

The recreational sturgeon season in the John Day Pool (John Day Dam to McNary Dam) and adjacent tributaries will close effective 12:01 a.m. Wednesday,...

McNary Dam Employees Part of Disaster Relief Efforts in Georgia

Eight U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Walla Walla District employees deployed during October and November to support Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster-response...

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...

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...

A Modern View with a Famous Past

Hat Rock Has Been Drawing Visitors Since 1805 Paddling down the Columbia River on a clear and frosty day in 1805, William Clark saw a...

McNary Navigation Lock to Close for Inspection

McNary Dam's navigation lock will be temporarily out of service On Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. to allow inspection and...

Lady Washington to Lock Past McNary Dam

McNary Lock and Dam staff will allow access to the north side of the navigation lock Monday afternoon to allow visitors an up-close look...

McNary Dam Hits the Rewind

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...

Columbia, Snake River Locks Close for Repairs

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...

Canal-Clogging Weed Found Near McNary Dam

A canal-clogging invasive weed is appearing along the shores of the Columbia River near McNary Dam and has state officials worried. In a story carried...

McNary Navigation Lock to Close Temporarily

McNary Dam's navigation lock, located near Umatilla, will be temporarily closed to all river traffic on Sept. 8-10, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m....

Sponsorships Available for Power Marathon

The Hermiston Chamber of Commerce is offering sponsorship opportunities for the 2014 Columbia River Power Marathon and Ultra Race on Sept. 20. The annual event...

Navigation Locks to Close for Maintenance in March

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close navigation locks at dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers in March to conduct routine annual...

Wind Gust Reached 100 MPH at McNary Dam

A wind gust reached 100 mph or above at McNary Dam during the Sept. 15 windstorm, the Army Corps of Engineers confirmed Monday. McNary Lock...

Register Now for Columbia River Power Marathon

One day a year, McNary Dam opens to the public to allow hundreds of people to run across it during the annual Columbia River...

A Labor of Love

Hermiston Woman Devotes Her Time To Knitting Caps for Newborns As a little girl growing up in Stanfield, Linis Rozema resisted the efforts of her...

Tall Ships Pass Through McNary Dam

The Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain made their way through McNary Dam Tuesday afternoon on their way to an overnight stay at the...

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