Local NewsPhotography Cleanup time at the Ballard Locks Originally published March 13, 2019 at 6:03 pmUpdated March 13, 2019 at 6:07 pm A “bobcat” truck is lowered into the small locks Wednesday at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, where it will be used during the yearly maintenance by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. All of the water is drained and the locks are totally cleaned once a year. The larger locks are cleaned in November. Cleaning takes two weeks and the small locks will be opened next week. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times) Share story By Ellen Banner More Local News Stories Oregon AG tells US Supreme Court many convictions at risk August 24, 2019 Brazil military begins operations to fight Amazon fires August 24, 2019 Juneau library intern’s event celebrates People of Color August 24, 2019 Fairbanks school’s spirit rock receives fresh coat of paint August 24, 2019 More Photo Galleries A pioneering trooper looks back at her career with Washington State Patrol New Burke Museum will have a striking and symbolic work of art Seattle’s waterfront hosts performance by Native youth theater program Red Eagle Soaring Ellen Banner: firstname.lastname@example.org.