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Tag: Bonneville Lock and Dam
  • September

    Winter recreational lock schedule begins September 30 on Lower Columbia

    Motorized recreational boaters needing to pass through the three lower Columbia River dams need to do so during daylight hours only, on request, starting September 30, 2021 through May 15, 2022.
  • October

    Winter changes to Lower Columbia River recreational lock schedule

    Recreational boaters who need to move through the three lower Columbia River dams’ locks must do so during daylight hours, on request. This change began September 30 and will continue until May 15, 2021 at Bonneville, The Dalles and John Day. This is an annual and a regularly scheduled part of operations during the winter season.
  • July

    Corps spills 100 gallons of oil at Bonneville Dam, removes unit from service

    On Monday, July 13, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (Corps) discovered a Bonneville Dam turbine thrust bearing leaked approximately 100 gallons of oil into the Columbia River. The Corps is dedicated to rapid spill responses and is in the process of repairing the equipment. The generating unit is no longer leaking.
  • March

    Great Electrifying Event Lights Up Bonneville Lock & Dam April 7

    Join us Saturday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bonneville Lock & Dam's Washington Shore Visitor Complex for the Great Electrifying Event! Enjoy a free, full day of hands-on and interactive activities that highlight the basics of electricity and how it's generated at Bonneville Lock and Dam.
  • November

    Corps awards hatchery operations contract

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $6.2 million contract to Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to operate and maintain the Bonneville Fish Hatchery, on the Columbia River. The firm-fixed contract is for one year, with two consecutive option years, if exercised, in-order-to produce fall Chinook to aid in mitigation obligations for The Dalles and John Day dams.
  • February

    Great Electrifying Event lights up Bonneville Lock and Dam

    Bonneville Lock and Dam's annual Great Electrifying Event shows how the dam keeps the Northwest powered up. Hands on activities and videos demonstrate the basics of electricity and how it's made, while powerhouse tours give an up close look at Bonneville's hydropower generators. This free event is great for kids and adults.