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John Day Dam Storing Water to Minimize Lower Columbia Flooding

Federal water managers are changing release and storage schedules at several Pacific Northwest dams because of a late season and strong atmospheric river that...

Goats Arrive in Pendleton for 10th Year of Prescriptive Grazing

The city of Pendleton marks its 10th year of prescriptive grazing this month as goats arrive on city-owned properties. Goats are expected to be on...

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 to Hold Public Meetings on McNary Master Plan Revision

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District has scheduled two open house public meetings to provide information and accept comments on the...

Columbia River Commerce to Be Halted for 5 Weeks for Annual...

Commerce moving up and down the Columbia River, which is a $23 billion industry, will be at a standstill for up to five weeks...

Be Free As a Bird During 12th Annual Eagle Watch in...

Take someone under your wing and bring them out to the 12th annual Eagle Watch at The Dalles Dam Visitor Center later this month. The...

Ecosystem Restoration Project Set to Begin at Clover Island This Fall

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District (Corps) on Monday, awarded a $4 million construction contract to TDX Power Services, LLC to...

Federal Agencies: No Dam Breaching

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation and Bonneville Power Administration signed a joint Record of Decision (ROD) on Monday that commits...

Live and Loud Emergency Siren Test to Be Conducted Thursday in...

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Morrow County Emergency Management will conduct a live siren test of the Heppner flood evacuation warning system...

Corps of Engineers Begins Spring Spill Operations with New Flexibility

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin implementing its 2019 Fish Operations Plan at the four lower Snake River dams on Wednesday, and...

Corps Covers Fish-Counting at Dams; New Contractor Slated for June

Adult salmon passing through U.S. Army Corps of Engineers fish ladders on the Columbia and Snake rivers this spring will be counted and recorded,...

McNary Dam, Others to Close on March 2 for Annual Maintenance

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...

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...

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...

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