U.S. awards contract for fish facility at Oregon’s 25-MW Cougar

The Corps of Engineers has awarded a $9.7 million contract for construction of a fish collection facility at 25-MW Cougar Dam, on the South Fork of Oregon’s McKenzie River.

The Corps awarded the contract Dec. 30 to Natt McDougall Co., Tualatin, Ore. The company submitted a proposal in response to a Corps solicitation. (HNN 11/21/08)

Work is to include fabrication and on-site civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical features. Tasks are to be completed over 18 months at a site directly downstream of the dam, the Corps said.

Cougar Dam is one of 13 dams in northwestern Oregon’s Willamette River Basin included in a biological opinion issued by NOAA Fisheries in 2008.

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