Columbia and Snake River Navigation
U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS NEWS RELEASE -- Friday, May 15, marks the start of the summer schedule for recreational boaters using navigation locks to travel past U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers, according to Corps navigation planners.
The lockage schedule is the same for eight Corps dams in Walla Walla and Portland districts, making recreational vessel lockage schedules identical for the entire Columbia-Snake river system.
In Walla Walla District, navigation lock facilities are available at McNary Dam, near Umatilla, Ore.; Ice Harbor Dam, near Burbank, Wash.; Lower Monumental Dam, near Kahlotus, Wash.; Little Goose Dam, near Starbuck, Wash.; and Lower Granite Dam, near Pomeroy, Wash.
Portland District dams with locks include John Day Dam, near Rufus, Ore.; The Dalles Dam, near The Dalles, Ore.; and Bonneville Dam, near Cascade Locks, Ore.
Recreational Lockage Schedule May 15 through Sept. 15
9 a.m., 12:01 p.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m.
9:30 a.m. , 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
This schedule will remain in effect until Sep. 15. Recreational vessel operators have precedence over commercial vessels during the designated times. At other times, recreational vessels may be allowed to lock through with commercial craft, at the discretion of the lockmaster.
Lockage outside the scheduled times will be considered for flotillas or other organized events sponsored by yacht clubs, marinas and other groups, provided 24-hour advance arrangements are made with the appropriate location.
Call to schedule special lockages:
Summer Lock Schedule Starts Friday by Staff, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, 5/14/9
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