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Wells Dam Portage

1.)  Contact Douglas PUD at least 15 days in advance with an approximate date and time of portage.  Please include the expected number of vessels and type (canoe, kayak, etc.) and the number of people in the group.

Contact can be made either by phone or email.  Contact persons:

Scott Kreiter      scottk@dcpud.org  509-881-2327

Michael Bruno  mikeb@dcpud.org     509-923-2226

Brian Hicks         bhicks@dcpud.org      509-923-2226

2.)  Contact Douglas PUD on the day of portage and provide a specific time you plan to arrive at Wells Dam.  Please call early in the day of the portage.  Any portage that is prior to 9am, must be notified on previous day.

Portaging: Paddle to the furthest east corner of the east embankment of Wells Dam (see map below). Portage boats to the upstream or downstream corner of the east embankment.

3.) Please stay at your vessel in the forebay until Douglas County PUD personnel arrive at your location.  All portage must be completed with DCPUD personnel in attendance.

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