Ballard locks will close June 1 for inspection

by Tim Flanagan on May 29, 2009

The Ballard News-Tribune has this brief item:

The Army Corps of Engineers will close the Hiram M. Chittenden, for sale or Ballard Locks, click to all traffic from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 1.

The closure is to allow for the inspection of the adult salmon exclusion structure, which is in place near the middle pier between the east entrances to both locks. It was installed last year.

According to the Army Corps, there will be divers in the water during this time period, preventing lock operations.

If necessary there will be divers in the water again on Tuesday, June 2. The only exception will be for emergency vessels, such as the police or fire department.

Any questions should be referred to David Carpenter, navigation supervisor 206-789-2622 ext.202, or the lockmaster on duty, 206-783-7000.

More information on the Locks can be found here.

Here’s a photo from the Ballard News-Tribune:

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