EWEB to close Leaburg Dam Road after Thanksgiving

leaburg dam on the mckenzie river
Open letter to McKenzie River Guides from EWEB
Proposed closure times: 11/25/2013 – 1/03/2014 Daytime Weekdays

McKenzie River Guides,
I know there are many more guides/associations that will need notification, please forward as necessary. Local news paper postings will also take place later in the Fall season.

I am contacting you to notify the rafting guides that the Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) will be doing maintenance on
The Leaburg Dam Road at Leaburg Lake. This work will close the Leaburg Dam Road during daytime hours.

The road closure is projected to be:
Proposed closure times: 11/25/2013 – 1/03/2014 Daytime Weekdays
Allow contractor to close bridge 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm weekdays
(working with Walterville Post Office, McKenzie School District, Fex-X, UPS, etc.) for actually times of day closures.
· Perform construction during winter to avoid impacting recreationalists.
o Property owners prefer winter due to summer fire danger & their forest.

If you have questions, please call or email me. I will continue to update stakeholders as new or additional information comes available. EWEB will hold a community meeting as the closure time nears.

Thanks for your help,

Lori L. Price
EWEB Right-of-Way Agent
Environmental Management

4200 Roosevelt Blvd
PO Box 10148
Eugene OR 97440
Phone/Fax: 541.685.7366
Cell: 541.517.7448

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Green Island on the McKenzie River


Living River Celebration: 10 Year aniversary

Gates open at 7am and close at 5pm
Tree Climbing – Guided Tours – Birding – Picnicking – Fishing – Native Plant ID – Self Guided Walks – Canoeing – Storytelling – Oakshire Beer – Music by the Whiskey Chasers and more…

Please join us to look over, walk over, and turn over 10 years of land and water conservation on Green Island, located where the Willamette and McKenzie Rivers come together. You’ll find birdsong and music, freshwater and cold beverages, naturalist guides and story tellers, all while exploring 1,000 acres of rolling floodplain that grows wilder by the day. FREE and family friendly. Bring your friends! No pets, please.

Green Island is located just 15 minutes from downtown Eugene or Springfield.


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Two Events April 27th in the McKenzie Valley

The annual fisherman’s breakfast is this Saturday April 27th from 5:00am to 11:00am at the Leaburg Fire and Rescue Hall at 42870 McKenzie Hwy. Come support our local volunteers.


And from 10:am to 5:00pm is the McKenzie River Wooden Boat Festival at Eagle Rock Lodge, 49198 McKenzie Hwy between milepost 34 and 35. Open free to the public, the McKenzie River Guides Association will be selling a lunch with proceeds going to the Guide and Firefighters lifejacket lending program. See you there.


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