Bend considers dam options


Options for a Colorado Avenue Dam overhaul include a white-water play area and a safe floating route.

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The Bend Park & Recreation District is considering a $1.72 million overhaul of the Colorado Avenue Dam to upgrade the footbridge and spillway. Options include a variety of rafting and paddling routes and a fish habitat.

And although district officials don’t yet have the money lined up for the potential improvements, they and others said they hope finalizing a plan will help line up funding possibilities.

The report, released Friday, outlines five different options consultants developed that would overhaul the dam, just north of The Old Mill District.

Read the full story at The Bulletin.

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