Expect lock delays

— Locking a vessel past Little Goose Lock and Dam may take a bit longer than usual until Feb. 28.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at the dam said ongoing work is being performed in the vicinity of the lock approach when approaching the upstream side of the lock.

The staging area for the trash shear boom installation contract is adjacent to the lock approach, and the contractor is moving materials from the staging area onto a barge to place in the powerhouse forebay. This is being done between lockages, officials said.

Navigators are urged to call ahead so the contractor can ensure the area is cleared prior to arrival.

Recreational vessel owners can find information on nearby Corps-managed boat launches in the Walla Walla District at www.nww.usace.army.mil/corpsoutdoors.

Public Notices and other navigation lock information are available on the Walla Walla District website at www.nww.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation.aspx, and on Portland District’s website.



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