Army Corps of Engineers

[8/12/19] Oil Spills Threaten Snake & Columbia Rivers

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Up to 300 gallons of oil may have leaked into the Snake River from a power-generating turbine at Lower Monumental Dam. The Army Corps of Engineers reported the suspected spill this week, but it’s unclear when it happened. The Army Corps disclosed the incident to regulators and the environmental group Columbia Riverkeeper under the terms […]

[8/29/17] Rufus Woods Algae

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The warnings caution the public to limit swimming, water skiing and other in-lake activities. The toxin can be lethal to animals if ingested at high enough concentrations.