U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers Closes Public Crossing Of Lower Granite Dam “Due To Public Health Concerns”

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed Lower Granite Dam South of Colfax to vehicle traffic due to “public health concerns.”  Public crossings of the dam on the Snake River are shut down for at least 2 weeks starting today.

The dam is the main route to the popular Illia Dunes beach on the Southside of the river in Garfield County.  The feds have had the beach closed all Summer due to coronavirus concerns.

Garfield County’s first case of coronavirus was confirmed today.