The rehabilitation project should have started this past fall, with work continuing over the winter. I have been asking for updates from the contractors and project partners. The US Fish And Wildlife Service is holding up the project as they evaluate options for installing fish barriers in the canals that the dam serves. Last week, they said:
"Partially because of the stink you and other boaters raised about the boat passage, the NEPA process went slower than anticipated. We are also investigating fish barriers to put in the canal, and were waiting on some data from a similar project before settling on a design. We have to get agreements signed by the canal company in order to install the barrier. Last I heard it will go in this fall."
For more info on the project, check out American Whitewater's Project Update