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A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo shows the Bonneville Lock on Sunday with temporary barriers in place to allow it to be drained. With the lock closed, barges that shuttle millions of tons of wheat, wood and other inland goods to the Pacific Ocean for transport to Asia can’t move. It’s not clear when repairs will be complete. Megan Innes/U.S.

Closure of Bonneville Lock brings river traffic to halt

A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo shows the Bonneville Lock on Sunday with temporary barriers in place to allow it to be drained. With the lock closed, barges that shuttle millions of tons of wheat, wood and other inland goods to the Pacific Ocean for transport to Asia can’t move. It’s not clear when repairs will be complete. Megan Innes/U.S.

September 9, 2019, 5:40pm Business

The unexpected closure of the Bonneville Lock over the weekend has had an immediate effect on water traffic up and down the Columbia River, including traffic to and from Vancouver. Read story

Steigerwald Lake can be seen Tuesday morning at the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge, on the eastern side of Washougal, will undergo major changes in the next two years as part of an ambitious project to reconnect 960 acres of flood plain with the Columbia River and Gibbons Creek.

Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge is reconnecting to the river

Steigerwald Lake can be seen Tuesday morning at the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge, on the eastern side of Washougal, will undergo major changes in the next two years as part of an ambitious project to reconnect 960 acres of flood plain with the Columbia River and Gibbons Creek.

August 29, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

Juvenile salmon face a gauntlet of perils on their difficult journey down the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean. Read story