Hi Hilde and your fellow boating enthusiasts! I’m now also posting road access information on Slab Creek Road at Dreamflows… hopefully I’ve got my postings there in a spot where folks can find them.
Here’s the latest on concrete pours (the main concern when we close the road are the cement trucks!), I’m listing all our planned pours between now and Christmas. As these are very technical, complex pours deep inside our tunnel adit, the dates can change pretty quickly, so be sure to check ahead with me at least a day before you plan to come down to Slab.
Pour Dates (road closed to vehicles):
Dec. 6 (Wednesday). This pour is fairly small and the first concrete arrives at 6:30 AM. There’s a possibility of late access, check with me the day before or the morning of the 6th. But for now, assume no vehicle traffic.
Dec. 8 (Friday). This is another small pour. Check with me on the 7th or early on the 8th to see if we’ve finished pouring concrete and the heavy traffic is off of Slab Creek Road.
Dec. 9 (Saturday). I think this will be an all-day event.
Dec. 11 (Monday) Another small pour. check with me on the 10th or better, Monday morning.
Dec. 12 (Tuesday) Another small pour. Check with me on the 11th or the morning of the 12th.
Dec. 13 (Wednesday) I think this will be an all-day event.
Dec. 15 (Friday). I think this will be an all day event.
Dec. 18 (Monday) 1/2 day at least, check with me on the 17th or the morning of the 18th.
Dec. 22 (Friday) All day. Possible schedule slip to after Christmas
As you can see, we’ve got a LOT of concrete pours scheduled this month as we are trying to get the tunnel adit portal leading into the White Rock Power Tunnel completed as soon as possible so we can start moving water down the tunnel to the White Rock Powerhouse by mid-January.
Please remember, we also have a lot of equipment and materials scheduled for delivery to the job site in December (penstock sections, etc.), so NEVER assume – Always check with me before planning your run down the Slab Creek Reach!
Once the contractor’s crews stand down for the Xmas Holidays, I hope to have the North Canyon Gate open for Christmas week. I’ll keep you all updated!