It’s been an unusual water week on the McKenzie River. The river leapt due to snow melt and water releases on the upper end of the system. It’s now dropping once again. Next weeks cooler temperatures need to bring the river down much more. Furthermore you will see the lower river get included water with the lowering of the Walterville Canal. Fish like water so anticipate fishing to be excellent in the coming days. More water in the lower river is terrific to see, keeping water temperatures cooler will extend the lower river quality fishing.
The Eugene Water & & Electric Board will start dewatering the Walterville Power Canal on Friday, June 4, to tidy and make repair work to the Walterville fish screen at Partridge Lane, total upkeep on the Walterville Powerhouse and examine the canal embankments.
The work is anticipated start on Monday, June 7, and needs the energy to drain pipes the canal to minimum levels.
The shutdown of the Walterville creating center and power canal is anticipated to last about 20 days. EWEB expects re-watering of the canal will begin around June 25, depending upon the development of prepared upkeep.