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City of The Dalles, OR

Dog River Pipeline Construction Winter Break

Winter Break after Busy First Season of Dog River Pipeline Construction

The City’s contractor has made good progress during the first season of Dog River Pipeline construction. Following the July groundbreaking, construction crews started installing the new pipeline that will help improve reliability and resilience of the City’s drinking water system.

The City expects to wrap up construction next year once mountain weather allows work to restart. Along with installing new pipe, the City will also build a new fish passage and screening near the Dog River intake and replace a failed culvert near Brooks Meadow Creek to better protect water quality. Throughout, the City will continue working in close partnership with the Forest Service to coordinate trail user outreach and planned construction activities.

“We’re proud of the work accomplished during this first season of construction and grateful for the support of our many project partners. This project has been a long time coming and 2023 will be a busy year as we look to finish construction and bring the new pipeline into operation,” said Dave Anderson, City of The Dalles Public Works Director.

Visit the project webpage at to learn more or sign up for email updates about construction progress.

2022 Construction Season in Pictures
City leaders at groundbreaking_resizeNew pipe ready to install_resizeNew pipe going in the ground_resize
City leaders at ground breaking; New pipe ready to install; New pipe going in the ground