- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

WIMER, Ore. (AP) - Construction crews are planning to move into the Evans Creek drainage and dismantle Wimer Dam while they wait for a pending permit appeal blocking the demolition of Fielder Dam.

The Mail Tribune reports (https://is.gd/R3X4VX ) the Wimer Dam demolition could start next week if a final U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit is secured as expected by this week.

The nearly $689,000 project includes removing two of Oregon’s worst wild fish impediments, both the Wimer Dam and the Fielder Dam.

Crews were supposed to remove Fielder first, but a nearby landowner, who wants more studies done before demolition, filed an appeal. The decision on that appeal is expected later this month.

Project manager Brian Barr says the in-stream work at Wimer Dam is expected to be complete before August.


Information from: Mail Tribune, https://www.mailtribune.com/

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