Erosion forces roped off area at McNary

By on Tuesday, January 17th, 2023 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

UMATILLA – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has roped off the hillside on the south shore near McNary Lock and Dam due to hazardous conditions created by an erosion event. On January 6 at 10:30 p.m., a potable water tank overflowed causing the erosion.

USACE said the area could easily erode further as the soil is comprised of fine sand. Visitors are warned to stay clear of the roped off area until repairs can be made.

For further information contact the Tri-Rivers Natural Resources Management Office at 541-922-2268.