August 29, 2018 – Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD) published its Technical Review Team’s recommendations for funding and is inviting public comment on the funding recommendations.
View the Recommendations.
Projects in the MCEDD region which received a technical review team recommendation for funding include:
$1.6M for Dee Flat Water Conservation Project
$1M The Dalles Municipal Watershed Dog River Pipeline Replacement Project
In the MCEDD region, one project was just below the recommended funding line by the review team:
Mosier Deep Water Supply Well (request of $671,724)
OWRD invites written public comment on the Technical Review Team (TRT) application ranking and funding recommendation for the 2018 cycle of Water Project Grants and Loans. The deadline for comments is 5:00pm on September 21, 2018. Click here for more information. Written comments may be submitted to:
Grant Program Coordinator
725 Summer Street NE, Suite A
Salem, Oregon 97301
After reviewing public comments, the Department will present a funding recommendation for consideration and approval by the Water Resources Commission. The tentative date for the Commission to make its funding decision is
November 16-17, 2018.
July 27, 2018 – The Dalles Chamber of Commerce, The Army Corps of Engineers at The Dalles Dam and Gray Line of Oregon have launched an “Explore The Dalles” shuttle service on Saturdays. This is a pilot program and will continue on Saturdays through September 15, 2018. This service will connect at Hood River in the morning with the Columbia Gorge Express and return in the afternoon to connect with the service back to Portland.
The service is provided with 35 seat “Park Coaches” with glass top roofs and large picture windows; they are modeled after 1930’s era “National Park Buses” used in Yellowstone and other park locations. Schedules and route maps are available at www.ExploreTheDalles.com.