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  • 21 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    The first step in what could be a major effort to improve water conditions in the Middle Snake River gets underway this week on a pair of small islands downstream from Walter’s Ferry. Idaho Power’s Bayha Island Research Project is one part of the broader Snake River Stewardship Program, which aims to help the company […]

  • 18 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    American Construction Company and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently completed federal navigation channel dredging at Ice Harbor Lock and Dam. The contractor completed dredging of about 2,000 cubic yards of material at the downstream lock approach of Ice Harbor Dam. On the picture, Derricks “Palouse” (left) and “Mukiltio” (right) are dredging in the upstream […]

  • 6 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    American Construction Company and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently completed federal navigation channel dredging at Ice Harbor Lock and Dam. The contractor completed dredging of about 2,000 cubic yards of material at the downstream lock approach of Ice Harbor Dam. The picture shows Derrick “Mukilteo” dredging three dredge lanes inland of derrick “Palouse” in the […]

  • 13 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Snake River dredging project is finally underway. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, and its dredging contractor American Construction Company started with dredging yesterday at the downstream lock approach of Ice Harbor Dam and the confluence of the Snake-Clearwater rivers in the Lewiston-Clarkston area. Port of Clarkston Manager Wanda Keefer said that it’s […]

  • 8 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, and its dredging contractor American Construction Company plan to begin lower Snake River dredging on or about Monday, January 12, at the downstream lock approach of Ice Harbor Dam, plus at the confluence of the Snake-Clearwater rivers in the Lewiston-Clarkston area. Dredging vessels and equipment will […]

  • 7 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will proceed with planned dredging of problem sediment areas in the lower Snake River on or about January 12, as a result of a favorable ruling from the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington in Seattle. In a lawsuit filed by a coalition of environmental groups […]

  • 26 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Northwest fishing and conservation groups recently joined with the Nez Perce Tribe in taking legal action against dredging on the lower Snake River, announced wildsalmon.org. Non-profit environmental law firm Earthjustice, representing Idaho Rivers United, Pacific Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, Institute of Fisheries Resources, Washington Wildlife Federation, Sierra Club and Friends of the Clearwater, filed a complaint […]

  • 18 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District on Friday awarded a $6.7 million contract for maintenance dredging of the lower Snake River federal navigation channel and associated berthing areas at the Ports of Lewiston, Idaho, and Clarkston, Wash. The contract was awarded to American Construction Co., Inc., of Tacoma, Wash., as a small […]

  • 17 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Following intensive U.S. Army Corps of Engineers review and consideration of extensive public comments, the Corps’ Northwestern Division Commander, Brig. Gen. John S. Kem, has signed two Records of Decision (RODs). Both RODs were signed last Friday, November 14th, and include: 1) the Lower Snake River Final Programmatic Sediment Management Plan (PSMP) and 2) a current “immediate […]

  • 15 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, has invited public review and comments on the Lower Snake River Final Programmatic Sediment Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (PSMP EIS). The PSMP EIS comment period is planned to open August 22, 2014, when the notice of availability is published in the Federal Register, and […]

  • 30 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, invites public comments on an environmental assessment (EA) for habitat improvements at locations along the lower Snake River. Comments are due by Sept 6. The Corps is proposing to plant native vegetation on three Habitat Management Units (HMUs) along the lower Snake River to create or […]

  • 19 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Walla Walla District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is delaying completion of the lower Snake River Programmatic Sediment Management Plan Environmental Impact Statement (PSMP-EIS) and proposed dredging of the lower Snake River in Lewiston-Clarkston and near Ice Harbor Lock and Dam in Burbank, Wash. The delay is due to remaining complex EIS […]

  • 10 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    To allow for wider public input, the Walla Walla District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is extending the public comment period regarding Clean Water Act (CWA) compliance for the proposed Snake River dredging and in-water disposal action. The proposed action will be accomplished consistent with the associated draft Programmatic Sediment Management Plan (PSMP). […]

  • 12 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The public has two more opportunities to comment on water quality aspects of a proposed U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ dredging action in the lower Snake River. This is in addition to the current public comment period that began Dec. 21 and ends March 26 for the Corps’ Lower Snake River Programmatic Sediment Management Plan […]

  • 24 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Walla Walla District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the public comment period for the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Lower Snake River Programmatic Sediment Management Plan (PSMP) to March 26, 2013. This extends the previous comment deadline of Feb. 8. An open house and public information meeting about […]

  • 16 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District will hold an open house and public information meeting regarding a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Lower Snake River Programmatic Sediment Management Plan (PSMP) on Thursday evening, January 24. The meeting will be in the Clearwater Room of the Williams Conference Center at Lewis-Clark […]

  • 14 December 2012

    In a victory for clean water, wildlife, and taxpayers, a coalition of conservation and fishing organizations won a major court ruling December 13 that halts the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plans to dredge the lower Snake River this winter. The plaintiffs had charged that the Army Corps of Engineers violated federal law and ignored […]

  • 27 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, has 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 performed to meet a current immediate need to re-establish the federal navigation channel to its […]

  • 11 February 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, has presented the details about the Lower Snake and Clearwater Rivers maintenance dredging plan. This cleanup program will consists of mechanical dredging of the federal navigation channel, port berthing areas, and a navigation lock approach at four locations on the Snake River and lower Clearwater River. […]

  • 15 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The US Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District is seeking sources for a construction project titled, Lower Snake and Clearwater Rivers Navigation Maintenance Dredging. This will be a fixed price construction contract. Place of performance is Franklin, Whitman, Asotin, and Garfield Counties in Washington State and Nez Perce County in Idaho. Construction magnitude is […]

  • 14 February 2013

    The Army Corps’s decision to dredge parts of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers has received support from the Clarkston City Council, reports klewtv.com. The larger vessels aren’t able to pass through certain parts of the mentioned rivers, according to Mayor Kathleen Warren. She added that the council voted unanimously for her  to send a letter […]

  • 6 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Following extensive U.S. Army Corps of Engineers review, the Northwestern Division Commander, Brigadier General Scott A. Spellmon, signed a Finding of Navigability Determination for the Salmon River, from River Mile (RM) 0 to RM 259. This decision is consistent with other long-established determinations made by the State of Idaho (1980) and the U.S. Coast Guard […]

  • 28 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Baker-Polito Administration has announced $72,000 in state grant funds for river restoration efforts in Andover, Freetown and Pelham, matched by more than $1.1 million in federal grants. The funds have been awarded to implement ongoing projects coordinated by the Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration (DER). “It is important to remove aging […]

  • 1 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    In November 2010, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed the Columbia River Channel Improvement Project to deepen the 110-mile Lower Columbia River navigation channel from -40 to -43 feet. The 20-year project cost $183 million and was a combined effort between the federal government, the States of Oregon and Washington and the Ports of […]

  • 16 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    This week, Grand Teton National Park advanced a riverbank restoration project to remove approximately 13 tons of old angle iron beams from the Buffalo Fork of the Snake River. Grand Teton proposed the removal of these structures in its Snake River Headwaters Comprehensive River Management Plan, completed in 2014. Shortly after, permits were obtained from […]

  • 4 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    A bank stabilization project Black River in La Crosse County may result in the “incidental taking” of a rare mayfly, massasagua rattlesnake, and butterfly mussel under an authorization the Department of Natural Resources proposes to issue for the project. Incidental take refers to the unintentional loss of individual endangered or threatened animals or plants that […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will start dredging operations in the lower Columbia River in July. The dredging is part of the Corps’ annual river maintenance intended to keep the federal navigation channel safe for commercial shipping. The Corps expects to remove 5 million cubic yards of sediment from the Columbia River and more […]

  • 18 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began dredging in the lower Columbia River recently. Operations at the mouth of the river will start between June 20 and July 1. Commercial and recreational fishermen who have equipment in the area should consult the U.S. Coast Guard Local Notice to Mariners for specific information about dredging and […]

  • 9 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking comments on its revised plan to improve habitat for juvenile salmonids in the Sandy River Delta, particularly those species listed under the Endangered Species Act. The public is invited to comment on the draft Environmental Assessment until Jan. 21, 2013. The U.S. Forest Service and Bonneville Power […]