Heavy truck traffic, blasting to start at A Canal headgates

(Note: While the Bureau of Reclamation is hard at work, erasing history, no one can take from the residents of the Klamath Basin -- and all those who came to help them in 2001 -- the "A" Canal Headgates and the camp that was there. Those who stood up with their neighbors will NEVER FORGET.)

December 13, 2002

Herald and News

Klamath Falls, Oregon

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Heavy truck traffic and subsurface blasting will occur in the next few weeks at the construction site of the A Canal headgates.

Backfill work will require the use of dump trucks and bulldozers with “medium” noise expected. Residents on California Avenue are advised to expect dump truck traffic.

Beginning Monday, subsurface blasting will occur near the construction site.

“The blasting areas are located behind a hillside south of California Avenue, along the Link River and not in the main fish screen construction area,” according to a statement issued by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

“Safety is a top priority, and all of the necessary precautions will be taken. Blasting is expected to continue off and on for four to six weeks.”

Reclamation officials report the headgate construction project is on schedule for completion in April.

For more information and construction updates go online at www.mp.usbr.gov/kbao , or call the Bureau’s Grapevine information line at 800-742-9474, ext. 28.

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Photo: Crews work this morning on the A Canal headgate structure. Work in the coming weeks will include backfilling and blasting work. Residents in the area are advised to watch for truck traffic.

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