Locks to close to marine traffic on May 29

There will be a complete closure to both the large and small locks at the end of the month in order for divers to inspect and close a saltwater drain screen structure in preparation for the salmon migration.

The closure will be on Wednesday, May 29 from 8am to 4pm.

The screen structure is located just upstream of the locks, and prevents salmon from entering the lock’s saltwater return intake. Divers will close 10 different 10-foot by 6-foot doors and inspect the 30 by 60 curved, mesh screen.

The work is part of an annual process done prior to start of the mid-June salmon migration season. Crews will then perform monthly inspections until the doors re-open mid-September.

All except emergency vessels will be prohibited from passing through the locks during the closure.

To stay updated on future closures, you can follow the Locks on Facebook.


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elenchos2
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elenchos2

These locks should be closed permanently. By diluting Puget Sound with fresh water, this is causing major disruptions to the Orcas and they are now endangered.

VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

elenchos2 – “diluting Puget Sound with fresh water”, are you trying to make a joke? Fresh water has been running out of Union Bay into the Sound for a long time, long before the locks were created. Also the water from Lake Washington and the Green River and many small streams, all running into the Puget sound around Seattle. All of the fresh water rivers around the Sound flow into the Puget Sound. How is this “causing major disruptions to the Orcas”?

Freja
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Freja

Diluting Puget Sound with fresh water is possibly the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.

elenchos2
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elenchos2

Puget sound is salt water. It is necessary for bodies of salt water to stay within a narrow range of salinity to support sea life. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seawater

Freja
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Freja

Rivers are fresh water and have been flowing into Puget Sound for millennia. Rain is also fresh water. Wikipedia is not an accepted source material for scientific or academic discussions.

Find one reliable source that concludes that the locks are diluting the salinity of Puget Sound or go back to trolling school children.

elenchos2
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elenchos2
Freja
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Freja

Wikipedia is a jumping off point not a source.

Again, prove your point about the locks rather than trying to change the conversation.

VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

elenchos2 – from what you are posting it appears that you do not understand how the water system works!
Please read this and enlighten yourself:
https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/whysalty.html

We need the rivers to keep running into the Puget Sound.

elenchos2
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elenchos2

I’ve read that before.

Truth
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Truth

It’s like you still want to be a troll, but you’ve given up on trying.

To everyone else, don’t bother responding to him, his troll arguments have no basis in reality and you’re just taking the bait.

It’s best to just troll the troll.