The Dalles City Council got an update on the Dog River Pipeline project during their first meeting of 2023. Public Works Director Dave Anderson says progress was good before winter weather settled in, noting nearly 6,000 feet of pipe was constructed and is in service. The project site is currently under snow, and work will resume in the spring. Anderson gave the update as the Council awarded the last contract for the project, to construct fish screening and passages systems at the intake of the new pipeline. Dog River has coastal resident cutthroat trout in it, designated as a sensitive species in Oregon.