According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District, the Little Goose navigation lock will not be returned to service as planned on March 22 due to a situation with the navigation lock downstream gate.
An update sent on Thursday, March 20, stated that the annual maintenance lock outage has been extended indefinitely. The notice indicated that tests are being performed to confirm whether or not the gate can be operated safely, and that additional information would be provided on March 26.
Little Goose Lock and Dam is located in Washington on the Snake River at river mile 70.3. If the lock remains inoperable, it would impede barge traffic in that section of the river until the lock can be restored to working order.
For additional information, call the Operations Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District at (509) 527-7115 or (509) 527-7120.