Shane Harms

Lock closures this week

4-hour large lock closure Feb. 4; small lock closure for rest of Tuesday & Wednesday at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

Information provided by U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

Both locks in Ballard will close at separate times Feb. 4 and 5 for diver operations.

The large lock will be closed from 8 a.m. until noon Tuesday for a pump plant cofferdam install dive. There will be divers in the water during this time period, preventing large lock operations. The small lock will be in operation until the divers’ work is completed.

The divers will be moving to the small lock for another operation that will necessitate closure of the small lock for the rest of Tuesday and Wednesday. Any questions can be referred to David Carpenter, Navigation Supervisor 206-789-2622 ext.202, or the Lockmaster on duty, 206-783-7000.

More information on Lake Washington’s status is available on the Corps’ Seattle District river basin Web site at

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