Project Status and Timeline:
The Initiative builds on years of feasibility studies conducted by the US Army Corps of Engineers (1999-2006). See the document posted below for a summary of work conducted by the US Army Corps of Engineers under Section 206.
In 2006, the Army Corps turned over key findings to City of Milwaukie, stating that the project was unlikely to move forward under Section 206 due to ongoing funding limitations.
Late 2006, the City of Milwaukie applied for and received about $1m of regionally-allocated federal transportation funds to complete the planning phase and begin preliminary engineering and design.
March 2009, the City was awarded a $45,000 grant from American Rivers Foundation and the NOAA Community-based Habitat Restoration Program to fund a bathymetric survey and hydrologic modeling during a full range of flow conditions.
April 2009, a proposal was submitted to NOAA for about $12m in Federal Stimulus funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). * May 2009, CH2MHILL was selected as the lead contractor for the planning phase of the project.
July 2009, Projects to be funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA, i.e. federal "stimulus") were chosen and KFCI was not selected. Statewide, Oregon will receive approximately $7 million from ARRA to fund a dam removal on the Rouge River, multiple habitat restoration projects in key areas on the main-stem Willamette, and to remove commercial fishing debris from the ocean floor off the Oregon Coast.
Fall 2009, Joint grant agreement developed and finalized between ODOT and City of Milwaukie, contractor set to move forward on the expenditure of approximately $300,000 in federal transportation funds on project planning.
Winter 2010, US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) contacted City staff with interest in completing feasibility studies that were abandoned in 2006 under Section 206.
Winter 2010, Oral History of Kellogg Lake Project is completed. Thanks to generous interviews with many long-time citizens, the Oral History of Kellogg Lake captures and archives the memories and role this lake has provided to Milwaukie and its residents.
Spring 2010, City staff submitted a funding proposal to the Portland Harbor Trustees Council. Trustees are responsible for restoring natural resources that may have been damaged by releases of contaminants at the Portland Superfund site. This process is known as the Natural Resources Damages Assessment (NRDA) process.
Fall 2010, City Council awarded a contract to Brown and Caldwell to conduct a bathymetric survey of the Kellogg Lake bed and monitor flows above, within, and below the dam's influence. Survey work determined both the top and bottom of the sediment layer and included temperature probing to locate influence of potential cold-water springs. Flow monitoring will continue through summer 2011.
Winter 2011, Representatives of the Portland Harbor Trustees Council notified City staff that their proposal for Kellogg Dam removal will be included among the portfolio of projects eligible to receive mitigation funds through the NRDA process.
Spring 2011, US ACE nears completion of the feasibility study. Representatives of the Portland Harbor Trustees Council notified City staff that, in addition to the project being included in the portfolio of eligible projects, the KFCI was among three projects region-wide selected to receive a comprehensive Habitat Evaluation Analysis (HEA). Scientists from the NOAA Restoration Center will conduct the HEA to determine the value of potential "ecological lift" for the full project.
For more KFCI project information, please contact Steve Butler at 503-786-7652 or email@example.com.