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Corps awards contract for dam repairs.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently awarded a multimillion-dollar contract to repair Fern Ridge Dam.

The $16.5 million contract went to Bernard Construction Co. of Bozeman, Mont., for work that could begin May 28.

The company will replace the failed internal drainage system Noun 1. drainage system - a system of watercourses or drains for carrying off excess water
system - instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity; "he bought a new stereo system"; "the system consists of a
 and rebuild the embankment.

The corps hopes to have the dam repaired by November, the start of the flooding season, but said repairs could stretch into 2006.

During the repair, the corps will maintain a minimum reservoir level, severely restricting use for recreation and irrigation irrigation, in agriculture, artificial watering of the land. Although used chiefly in regions with annual rainfall of less than 20 in. (51 cm), it is also used in wetter areas to grow certain crops, e.g., rice. .

During the repair, parts of Clear Lake Road, Kirk Road, Orchard Road Orchard Road is a road in Singapore that is the retail and entertainment hub of the city-state. It is regularly frequented by the local population as well as being a major tourist attraction. Often the surrounding area is known as Orchard and associated with the road.  and Orchard orchard, generally an area on which fruit or nut trees are planted and cultivated. The words grove and plantation are often used when the fruits are tropical, e.g., a "citrus grove" or a "banana plantation.  Point Parks Road Parks Road is a road in Oxford, England. It runs north-south between the Banbury Road and Norham Gardens at the northern end and the junction with Broad Street, Holywell Street and Catte Street to the south.  will be closed.

The closures, delayed from a start expected earlier this week, will run May 30 to Nov. 30. They affect Clear Lake Road, from just east of Kruger Park Road to a point west of Orchard Point Park Road; Kirk Road, from mile post 1.75 to the intersection with Clear Lake Road; and Orchard Road, from mile post .85 to the intersection with Clear Lake Road.

For information on the dam, call (503) 808-4510. For road closures, call 688-8147.


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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:May 20, 2005
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