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We turned the water into the Main Canal at the river this evening at 6:00 pm. We will be pushing the water harder and faster than a normal start up to get the water out to the ends.
The shot-crete process is complete, concrete blankets have been placed over the area and this area will set for 24 hours curing.
May 20, 2021 - A.M. Shot-creting started at 7:00 am and they will be finished today by 6:00 pm. After curing for the required 24 hour period (approximately 6:00 pm Friday, May 21, 2021), we will turn the water back into the canal at the river.
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May 19, 2021 - P.M. This afternoon we finished off shaping the canal and de-rooting the banks of the canal in preparation to shot-crete at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. After a 24 hour cure, we will be turning on the canal approximately 6:00 pm Friday evening.
May 19, 2021 - A.M. This morning at 8:00 a.m. the construction crew was back to complete the final stages of backfilling the hole and have started the repair of the ditch road and then will move to prepping the canal for shot-creting tomorrow morning at 7:00 am. As the repair progresses there will be more updates.
May 18, 2021 - P.M. The afternoon of May 18, 2021, construction crew is currently in the process of backfilling the hole with varying sizes of rock as they go up. Tomorrow, May 19, 2021, they will prep the canal for shot-crete. Shot-crete will begin Thursday morning with a goal to turn the water back on in the canal Friday evening.
May 18, 2021 - 7:00 A.M.. Construction crew started mucking out the sink hole and doing further exploratory digging upstream and downstream of the hole.
Bend Bulletin May 18, 2021
As soon as we have further information on the repair, we will inform everyone. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Please click on the link below to view details of the June 23, 2021 virtual public meeting regarding the Draft Watershed Plan-Environmental Assessment.
We'd like to invite you to join the Deschutes Basin Board of Control (DBBC) for a new casual monthly meet up with Central Oregon irrigation district managers.