I’ve been asked to send a reminder to stay clear of the construction work on Sundial Island in the Delta. This work entails constructing the new transmission line towers, and involves heavy equipment and high voltage. It’s important for everyone’s safety to keep out of the restricted areas. If users don’t comply, the Forest Service will implement an area closure during the work. Please pass th
Equipment for the second phase of the powerline project on Sundial Island is starting. We received notice that a large crane will me moved through the Delta and out to the island on Friday, 7/12 (though I’ve received a report that the crane may already be in place as of Thursday 7/11). This phase will be completing the task of moving the transmission lines from the old girder towers, to new pole type towers on
Work will be resuming on the powerlines on Sundial Island the week of July 8th. This work will involve erecting the new towers, stringing the lines, dismantling the old towers, and building service infrastructure (helicopter pads). Needless to say, there will again be heavy equipment at the delta. Since this will be the last project to prepare for the removal of the dam and access to the island, it’s expected
We were briefed on a proposed power plant to be located on the West side of the Sandy River Delta. The plant is proposed by an investment corporation, and they are in the process of applying for permits. A public notice period is imminent. If interested, please refer to the following links for two presentations provided by the Sandy River Basin Watershed Council. We will post updates and clarifications when able. &
We’ll have a small crew out at the Delta this weekend to do some work as well as a booth to share some information regarding the summers dam removal and other things Delta related. We’re planning on pulling some of the barbed wire that still remains along the Ranch Dike trail, and 1000 acres road. While we’re there, we’ll also have an information booth set up at the intersection of 1000 Acres
There has been a couple of reports lately of dogs becoming ill, possibly after visits to the Delta. One diagnosed case of Giardia, and another of Elokomin Fluke Fever, or Salmon Fluke. The dog with Fluke Fever is reported to have been lethargic, and feverish, and did not show other symptoms such as lymph gland swelling, or diarrhea which made diagnosis difficult. The dog hadn’t eaten for 8 days and drank litt
The foundation work for the BPA Tower moving project is apparently complete, and the construction traffic should be gone for the short term at the Delta. Work is expected to resume sometime in July to install the new towers, and move the transmission lines. With the heavy activity, and the recent rains, the roads are very soft. The roads should be OK for foot traffic, and cycles, but any vehicles will rut the roads
The Forest Service has published their Consistency Determination for the Sandy River Delta Restoration and Dam Removal Project. The notice is below. ____________________ Dear Interested Parties: The Forest Service has made a determination of consistency with the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area (CRGNSA) Management Plan and Scenic Area Act for the Sandy River Delta Section 536 Ecosystem Restoration Project.