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    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District      

    Walla Walla, WA, US  


    Recent Images

    The Corps Car Show

    The Corps Car Show

    10.19.2018 | Photo by Brigida Sanchez
    Michael (Mike) Deccio, an engineering technician, stands with his Inferno Red 2006 Dodge, Charger that was one of the first in the assembly line....
    Waitsburg Levee Rehab

    Waitsburg Levee Rehab

    08.20.2018 | Photo by Brigida Sanchez
    WAITSBURG, Wash.- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors worked on Monday, Aug. 20, to rehabilitate flood damaged areas of the Waitsburg Levee...

    Recent Videos

    Recent News Stories

    McNary Lock and Dam to resume use of laser, test...

    03.31.2021 | Story by Dylan Peters
    UMATILLA, Ore. – The US Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District will resume use of bird deterring lasers, and will be testing a Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) to prevent birds from preying on endangered juvenile salmon passing through McNary Dam.

    Corps of Engineers partners with states in fight...

    03.19.2021 | Story by Dylan Peters
    Flowering Rush is not native to the Pacific Northwest and its eradication is a focus for the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District. “Flowering rush is an aggressive colonizer and can grow in a wide range of freshwater habitats,” Bret Walters, Chief of Planning and Environmental Branch for the Walla Walla District, said. “Once it’s established, flowering rush dominates native plants and can even take root in areas that...

    Brig. Gen. D. Peter Helmlinger speaks to...

    03.10.2021 | Story by Hannah Mitchell
    Brig. Gen. D. Peter Helmlinger, commander of the Corps’ Northwestern Division, came to Boise recently, to meet with Congressional staff, public officials and stakeholders. While there he discussed topics ranging from public safety and flood risk management to Regulatory and water-related issues.

    Mill Creek levees repaired after damage from 2020 Flood

    03.09.2021 | Story by Hannah Mitchell
    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District completed repairs to sections of the Mill Creek Levee System that were damaged during the February 2020 flooding. This was a partnership project with the levee sponsor, the Mill Creek Flood Control Zone District, operated by Walla Walla County.

    Finding a place at the Corps

    02.25.2021 | Story by Hannah Mitchell
    Finding the perfect career isn’t easy, but for Jeannette Wilson, becoming the operations project manager (OPM) at Lower Monumental Lock and Dam was like finding gold at the end of the rainbow. Wilson came to the Walla Walla District as an active duty officer. As a captain, and then a major, with the Army, she worked with various departments within the district, including Project Management, Construction and Operations. It was during this...

    Divers perform inspection of Ice Harbor’s...

    02.09.2021 | Story by Hannah Mitchell
    For the Corps of Engineers, the onset of colder weather signals the beginning of dive season. While perhaps not an official season, most dive work is scheduled between November and March, when salmon runs are at their lowest. On November 17, a team of divers suited up at Ice Harbor Dam to perform the required 3-year inspection of the Removable Spillway Weir.

    He is focus and he’s freedom

    02.09.2021 | Story by Hannah Mitchell
    “I am 10th generation to serve,” Emily Klinefelter, Park Ranger with Lower Granite Natural Resource Office, said. “My grandmother filled my head with dreams about being a sailor. She served in WWII teaching young Americans and Russians how to use the anti-aircraft guns.” Klinefelter joined the Navy, traveling the world on the back of an aircraft carrier. Then, after 9-11, the U.S. found itself in the midst of a war. One of the...

    Defining Hydropower: a glimpse into the world of a...

    02.09.2021 | Story by Hannah Mitchell
    Power plant operators are an integral to running a dam. But what does it mean to be an operator? To gain a better understanding of the job, we interviewed three power plant operators who work at dams in the Walla Walla District: Telzey Bartley, Billie Guille and Summer Dellamater.

    Recent Audio

    Boise River Flows

    Boise River Flows

    05.15.2017 | Audio by Brigida Sanchez
    Record snowfalls have made 2017 a year for severe flood risk. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, explains how it works with its partner agencies to...

    Recent Publications

    Intercom - 12.31.2017

    Intercom - 12.31.2017

    The Intercom is an unofficial publication authorized by the provisions of Army Regulation 360-1. It is published by the Public Affairs Office,...
    Intercom - 12.01.2017

    Intercom - 12.01.2017

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials from Walla Walla conducted a 14-week-long maintenance outage from Dec. 12 to March 20, 2017. The...


    Navigation Lock Outage

    Navigation Lock Outage

    12.29.2017 | Graphics by Joseph Saxon
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials from Walla Walla conducted a 14-week-long mainte-nance outage from Dec. 12 to March 20, 2017.