USACE: Reopening of Little Goose Navigation Lock delayed; others return to service as planned on March 20, 2017

NOTICE TO NAVIGATION INTERESTS

US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
WALLA WALLA DISTRICT

ATTN: CENWW-DE
201 NORTH THIRD STREET
WALLA WALLA WA 99362-1976
HTTP://WWW.NWW.USACE.ARMY.MIL/

POC: Harold (Hal) Thomas
CENWW OD
Navigation Business Line Manager
Walla Walla District
(509) 527-7112

NOTICE NUMBER: 7251-1
LOCAL NUMBER: 17-03a

WATERWAY: COLUMBIA RIVERSNAKE RIVER
EFFECTIVE: 12/12/2016 11:59 thru 03/20/2017
23:59 PST

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AMMENDMENT – NAVIGATION NOTICE 7251
2016-2017 Extended Navigation Lock Outage
CHANGE IN DATE FOR RETURN TO SERVICE OF LITTLE GOOSE NAVIGATION LOCK

2016-2017 Extended Navigation Lock Outage

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland and Walla Walla districts, are conducting an extended lock outage of the Federal Columbia-Snake River Navigation System (CSRS) to perform extensive, non-routine repairs and maintenance from December 12, 2016 through March 20, 2017. This extended lock outage is a coordinated effort between the Corps districts and CSRS stakeholders.

Walla Walla Navigation Lock closures on the Columbia/Snake started at 6 a.m. Monday, 12 December 2016 and the following sites remain scheduled to return to service by 2359 PST on March 20, 2017.

McNary Lock and Dam – Columbia River Mile 292, Chief Operator on Duty 541-922-2231
Ice Harbor Lock and Dam – Snake River Mile 9.7, Chief Operator on Duty 509-543-3231
Lower Monumental Lock and Dam – Snake River Mile 41.6, Chief Operator on Duty 509-282-7231
Lower Granite Lock and Dam – Snake River Mile 107.5, Chief Operator on Duty 509-843-2231
CHANGE: Little Goose Lock and Dam – Snake River Mile 70.3, Chief Operator on Duty 509-399-2233 x231

For Little Goose Lock and Dam, the Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, recently reassessed work progress and determined that at least an additional week beyond March 20, 2017 will be necessary to return the lock to service. The Walla Walla District intends to provide more fidelity on a specific return-to-service date at a Navigation Outage Stakeholder teleconference call scheduled for 3:00 PM PST on Tuesday March 14, and will continue to provide updates as the contractor work progresses. The Teleconference Dial in instructions are as follows: Dial 877-848-7030; Access Code: 4909700; Security Code: 7020.

Go to http://www.nww.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation/FY17LockOutage/ for additional information about the CSRS extended navigation lock outage. This site includes news releases, fact sheets, meeting presentations and stakeholder updates.

Feel free to contact our navigation coordinators at FY17LockOutage@usace.army.mil if you have questions or would like to receive future email updates about the extended outage.

For additional information contact NWW Operations Division at (509) 527-7112 or (509) 527-7115.

//signed//
Harold (Hal) Thomas
Navigation Business Line Manager
Walla Walla District