BEND, OR -- Bend's whitewater park will close starting Monday, October 19, through the end of the year. Construction will resume to fine-tune the final aspects of the park. Chelsea Schneider is the Project Manager. She tells KBND, "In the last couple of days, the river flows have dropped considerably and they're basically down to the bottom that we'll see. This is a unique opportunity along the Deschutes to get in and get the final pieces of work done for the Bend Whitewater Park." Water levels are expected to return to seasonable levels by the end of November.
Schneider says booms will be in place preventing both land and water access. "The contractor is getting in to make adjustments to the mechanical systems, the pneumatic systems that were put in place for creating the whitewater features, and also controlling the river flows to the two active channels."
The new whitewater park, which just opened last month, will remain closed through December 31. Click HERE to follow the progress on Facebook.