April 25, 2019.
The damage was more extensive than originally thought. Crews have been working overtime since the washout occurred. There was one concrete pour yesterday, and there will be another one today. That concrete has to cure before we can make the final pour.
Originally, we had hoped to put a coffer in the canal and deliver water for one day to RL-1 and RL-2 (Division St. Pump Station). However, we cannot risk that water getting by and damaging the work we are doing, so we will not be attempting this.
Our new target for delivering water down the Relocation Canal is Tuesday, April 30.
Friday morning the end of the relocation canal was overtopped and washed out. The relocation canal was shut down. Landowners taking water from the Division Street pump station, RL-1 and RL-3 have been shut off. Crews are working on the repair. We anticipate 7-10 days on the repair. We will update on this site.
Yesterday (April 3) we started flushing the main canal. Today we are lowering the water level to put in check boards, and then will bring the water back up.
Tomorrow (Friday, April 5) we will be taking water into Boardman.
Next week (April 8-12) we will be working on the pump stations on the main canal.
Tuesday April 16 is our target to start water in Irrigon.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR VALVES ARE CLOSED!
If you have any questions, call the office at 541-922-3814.
The Board of Directors of West Extension Irrigation District will hold its regular monthly business meeting on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 9:00 am. An Executive Session may be called pursuant to ORS 192.660 to discuss legal issues. The meeting will be held at the Irrigon Fire Department at 705 NE. Main Street, Irrigon, OR.
Please call the office at (541) 922-3814 if you have any questions.