Corps of Engineers Broke Ground on Mud Mountain Dam Fish Passage Project

The US Army Corps of Engineers broke ground on the Mud Mountain Dam Fish Passage Project on May 18, 2018. The project is located in Buckley, Washington, adjacent to the point where Cascade diverts water from the White River into Lake Tapps reservoir.  It will provide facilities to safely transport upstream migrating fish, (including threatened chinook salmon, steelhead and bull trout, as well as Coho, pink and chum salmon), replacing 70-year-old facilities that are severely inadequate. US Senator Patty Murray, who was key in obtaining necessary funding for the project, spoke at the event.  The $112 million project is expected to be completed in 2023.

Pictured in the photo, from left to right:

  • Fritz Lausier, Kiewit Infrastructure West, Co.
  • U.S. Senator Patty Murray
  • Lloyd Warren, Cascade Water Alliance Board
  • James Rideout, Puyallup Tribe of Indians, Tribal Council
  • Pat Johnson, Mayor, City of Buckley
  • Virginia Cross, Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Chair, Tribal Council
  • Colonel Mark Geraldi, Commander, Seattle District