New Site Construction Photos

We have watched the sunrise in Dallesport pretty much every working day over the past six weeks. The long days (and nights) are starting to pay off though. Last week we finish soil cement stabilizing the site and next week we plan to install pond liners, which will clear the way for us to begin accepting material in Dallesport by the targeted Nov 1st. Below are some photos of what we’ve been doing….

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day one, cutting the fence.

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day one-clearing and grubbing

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sheep’s foot compactor

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laying out the fresh water pond

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tyler pushing some dirt

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pond excavation

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rough grading done

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conduit!

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first electrical inspection-passed.

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the big pond buttered out.

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stuck.

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broken track.

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nuclear densometer – for testing soil moisture.

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soil cement treatment tiller

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iron planet

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the mill on the tiller

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4 lbs/square foot of cement. 350 tons total.

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soil cement laying down nicely

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utilities

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smoothing out the soil cement.

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over 600,000 gallons of water added so far. it’s dry out here.

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the gang.

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What is 44 pages long and takes 30 years to complete?

Our new lease in Dallesport!!! Yes folks, today we signed a 30 year lease with Port of Klickitat for our new site in Dallesport, Washington. This is a drastic improvement over the 30-day lease (yeah-month-to-month) we have operated under for the past four years. While we are very sad to be leaving The Dalles and Oregon, we are thrilled about the new location and the new layout. We have been deep in construction on the new site and are excited to show you some pictures of the development (photos coming soon)….We are still a month away from operating at the new location, but we cranking away to get the new site ready.

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We apologize to anyone who has tried to get in touch with us in the past few weeks. Things have been hectic bouncing between two locations, we hope to smooth things out again when we are up and running in Dallesport.

Enormous thanks to Marc Thornsbury at Port of Klickitat, the Port of Klickitat commissioners and to Margie!

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