Ballard Locks closing to marine traffic July 25 during inspection
The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks will be closed to all marine traffic from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 25, according to a press release sent out by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The closure is for a re-inspection of the Adult Salmon Exclusion Structure, which was previously inspected on June 5. The structure prevents adult salmon from going back out into the salt water during the salmon run.
During the inspection, only emergency vessels on emergency calls may go through the locks. Boaters may call the lockmaster on duty at (206) 783-7000 to verify whether the locks are open.