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Sediment Clean-Up in Ashland

Ashland Water thingASHLAND, Ore. — A sediment removal project near Ashland’s water treatment plant is now underway.

The project is meant to protect water quality in Reeder Reservoir from sediment from the two ponds nearby. The sediment will be excavated and transported by truck to the upper granite pit and stored for later use as backfill.

“Hope to start moving and hauling, removing the actual sediment later this week, but right now they’re just working on setting up the bypass line,” explain Engineering Technician Robert Morris.

Granite Street at Glenview Drive, and the Ashland Loop Road above Horn Gap are both be closed. The water line trail will remain open, but access points onto the water treatment plant road will be blocked off. The project should be completed by next Friday.