News for those who live, work and play in the Santiam Canyon

Get ready to fish, win prizes, have fun

This year’s Detroit Lake Fishing Derby promises to “keep kid’s fishing.” More than 1,000 adults and children are expected to attend this popular event, sponsored by the Detroit Lake Recreation Area Business Association. Other sponsors […]

Detroit marina excavation enters Phase 2

Marion County has entered the engineering phase of the Detroit Marina Excavation and Resiliency Project, with the final construction phase expected to begin next year. On Feb. 7 the Board of County Commissioners awarded a […]

Here is a look at the Detroit Lake Marina. Marion County plans to start dredging work in the winter of 2024-25 in an effort to boost accessibility of the Detroit Lake Marina and Kane’s Marinacan as the lake draws down in the summer. James Day

Detroit Lake dredging project moves forward

The initiative to dredge under the marinas at Detroit Lake and thus keep the boat docks open longer during low water times, has passed another key hurdle. The Marion County Board of Commissioners at its […]

The Detroit Lake Marina, above, is one of two sites Marion County officials are developing a plan for to dredge marina areas to reduce the number of days in which the boat docks cannot operate because of low water. James Day

Open house held on Detroit Lake dredging

Approximately 50 people participated in a May 20 open house to discuss a proposed dredging project at Detroit Lake. Marion County officials are hoping to dredge the area under Kane’s Marina and the Detroit Lake […]

Kane’s Marina at Detroit Lake will be one of the two sites to benefit from the $2 million in federal funds that Rep. Kurt Schrader’s office announced last Friday to help pay for dredging. The work will allow both Kane’s and Detroit Lake Marina to stay open more consistently.

Detroit Lake funding set for dredging

A new influx of federal money will allow Marion County officials to move forward with a plan to dredge the areas surrounding the Detroit Lake’s two marinas. U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader announced Dec.23 that the […]

Here is a look at the boat docks at Detroit Lake Marina. Marion County is working on a plan to dredge under the two marinas in Detroit to help limit the amount of time the boat docks are closed because of low water.

County looking at dredging

Marion County is again looking at the idea of dredging under Detroit Lake’s two marinas to make them more viable when the lake level is low. County officials first proposed the idea in the 2018-19 […]