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Detroit Dam plan has cost $8M so far
Expert: Project going to need another $100M, decade worth of work
Overview of Detroit
Downstream Passage Project
Bill Poehler Salem Statesman Journal
USA TODAY NETWORK
It's taken a decade and $8 million in planning for
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to develop a plan to
correct the temperature of the North Santiam River
downstream of Detroit Dam.
And the project is going to need at least another
decade and cost $100 million to construct it.
That doesn’t include the cost of defending lawsuits
and that’s if it doesn’t hit any more snags.
“It’s going to be an expensive project and not with-
out impacts,” said Erik Peterson, U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers Willamette Valley project operations man-
In 2008, the Corps came to a legal agreement called
a Biological Opinion to correct water temperatures in
the North Santiam River – as well as in numerous other
sites in the Willamette River Basin – to pre-dam condi-
tions. The goal is to provide upstream passage for ﬁsh
to preserve native salmon species.
One of the ﬁrst temperature control tower concepts
the Corps presented to the public required a two-year
drawdown of Detroit Lake to 1,310 feet above sea level
to facilitate construction in dry conditions.
See DAM, Page 2A
Silverton Food Co-op
passes member goal
Kelly Janes, an environmental resource specialists
for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, makes a
presentation about the Detroit Dam ﬁsh passage
project. BILL POEHLER/STATESMAN JOURNAL
David Davis Salem Statesman Journal
USA TODAY NETWORK
A project will give two county bridges over Pud-
ding River a surface treatment.
According to Marion County oﬃcials, the bridges
west of Mt. Angel will see single-lane closures on Au-
gust 14 and 15 while crews apply two coats of a thin
bond epoxy overlay.
The overlay is used to protect and extend the life of
the road surface on the bridge.
The ﬁrst bridge is located on Nusom Road NE, east
of Torvend Road NE.
The second is on Saratoga Drive NE, west of the
intersection with 114th Street NE and Hook Road NE.
in wilderness areas
Zach Urness Salem Statesman Journal
USA TODAY NETWORK
A rendering of the Kitsap Community Food Co-op, a grocery cooperative with a vision similar to that of the
Silverton Food Co-op. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE KITSAP COMMUNITY FOOD CO-OP
Board president: Now we begin ‘site selection process’
Emily Teel Salem Statesman Journal
USA TODAY NETWORK
Last weekend, the Silverton Food Co-op reached
the halfway point of their goal of signing-up 1,000
member-owners by the time they open the doors of a
cooperative grocery store in Silverton.
Thanks to sign-ups at the Silverton Farmers Mar-
ket and online the co-op now has the backing of 502
"500 member-owners means that we start talking
to real estate people and lenders," said Jason Codner,
Silverton Food Co-op Board president.
It means, he said, "we start getting serious about
ﬁnalizing the business plan ... to begin that site selec-
Codner has been involved with the cooperative
since it ﬁrst incorporated in 2015, an eﬀort by commu-
nity members to open a grocery store in Silverton
owned by the members themselves.
The vision is similar to that of other area coopera-
tives including First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op
in Corvallis and People's Food Co-op, Alberta Cooper-
ative Grocery, and Food Front Cooperative Grocery in
"A big part of what we're currently doing," said
Codner, "is trying to reach out, educating our commu-
nity, teaching people what a food co-op is."
The organization's vision is that of opening a "com-
munity-owned grocery store that provides conve-
nient access to a variety of locally raised or produced
foods and other products and to foster a healthy and
economically viable environment for our farmers and
"We're in a fantastic location for farms and ranch-
ers," Codner said. "They see the potential to year-
round access to consumers."
He hopes that to co-op will provide these local pro-
ducers with a consistent market for their products,
especially during the fall and winter months when
area farmers markets aren't operating.
"Everybody's impacted when a food coop opens -
All campﬁres have been banned in wilderness
areas managed by Willamette and Deschutes nation-
al forests, oﬃcials announced on Thursday.
The ban, due to increased wildﬁre danger, outlaws
campﬁres in nine wilderness areas and around
600,000 acres between Mount Jeﬀerson and Dia-
Most of the wilderness areas are located between
Salem and Eugene on the west side and Bend on the
east. They are used primarily by backpackers.
Camp stoves that run on propane or liquid fuels
and have an on/oﬀ switch remain legal, a news re-
See FIRES, Page 2A
See CO-OP, Page 2A
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