Fish ladder at Ballard Locks will remain closed until April

The work being done to the fish ladder is taking longer than expected, but it should reopen by April.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been working on upgrading the fish ladder instrumentation and sensors, which help prevent possible disruptions during the salmon migration.

According to the Army Corps, a computerized control system monitors several key parameters, including pool, diffuser well and tide elevations, adjusting valve gates and weirs for optimal conditions. Those systems are critical to keep the fish ladder operating correctly.

“We apologize for the inconvenience but it’s great to get these things done before the salmon are here!” they write on Facebook.

The restroom next to the fish ladder is still closed, bu the ramp and above-ground plaza remain open.

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Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

Rumor has the City Council hasn’t figured out how to get the fish to pay the planned fish ladder toll yet, but they’re working on it diligently as we speak I’m sure.

gobigblue
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gobigblue

That would be funny if not for the fact that the Locks are operated and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and not the city of Seattle. I’m surprised you haven’t blamed the homeless.

Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

No it’s pretty funny. The “homeless” here are mostly junkie drifters and your hairsplitting is characteristic of the naive, somewhat autistic bureaucrats who contrived elaborate ways to create even bigger problems with our taxes.

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

No, what is really funny is how you think you’re clever, intelligent and are “woke”, but are actually just boring, ignorant and a joke.

Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

Hey Surly I would respond but I’m too busy reading up on the daily Ballard burglaries.

acquaformosa
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acquaformosa

Dude, it’s just a short posting about the Fish Ladder hours.

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

how about you go spend some time volunteering at the food bank?

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

still not getting help for your mental anguish?

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

city council this, city council that. lil bucky’s record is set on repeat, can we get this offensive bot out of here?