Northwest Hydropower News Archives 2010 & Older

Monthly Archives: June 2009

Work starts on Arrowrock Dam transmission lines

By Associated Press Lewiston Tribune Nearly 100 poles for transmission lines to carry power from Arrowrock Dam on the Boise River have been dropped off by helicopter.

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Fish-friendly funnels

EWEB drains the Walterville canal for annual maintenance By Susan Palmer Register Guard WALTERVILLE – To understand what Eugene Water & Electric Board staff biologist Lisa McLaughlin is talking about when she says “fish screen,” completely disregard the word “screen” … Read on 

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Bill goes to governor

Power rate increase to pay for Klamath dam removal OK’d By Ty Beaver Herald & News Legislation that would increase power bills for Oregonians to help pay for removal of four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River is on its … Read on 

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Idaho’s electricity profile

By Staff Times-News Hydroelectric power plants dominate Idaho electricity generation, supplying nearly four-fifths of the state’s production. Natural gas-fired power plants provide over one-tenth of the Idaho’s production, while coal- and wood-fired generation and wind turbines supply the remainder.

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Avista awarded 50-year dam license

Pact includes ways to protect resources By Brian Walker Coeur d’Alene Press POST FALLS – Avista Utilities on Thursday received a 50-year license to operate its five hydroelectric projects on the Spokane River, including the Post Falls Dam, marking the … Read on 

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Average summer lake level for Foster

By Sean Morgan New Era U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials are anticipating an average summer managing Foster and Green Peter reservoirs as it prepares to begin repairs on three gates in Foster Dam toward the end of the recreation … Read on 

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Proposal gives glimpse at possible Boundary projects

SCL to submit license application this fall By Janelle Atyeo Newport Miner SEATTLE – The Boundary Hydroelectric project area in north Pend Oreille County has been the subject of several studies during the past few years. Now project owners Seattle … Read on 

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Progress at Condit

Removal of White River dam set for next year after Department of Ecology ruling By Staff Columbian Spawning salmon can’t cheer – as far as we know – but legions of their human guardians are cheering a recent easement ruling … Read on 

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What goes into Powerdale Dam decommission?

What’s involved in removing a large dam from one of the Pacific Northwest’s major rivers? Read on 

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Snoqualmie Falls hydro to get a $250M upgrade

By Staff Daily Journal of Commerce Puget Sound Energy received a green light from federal regulators to move forward with $250 million in capital improvements to the Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Project.

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Northwest governors support "pumped storage" hydropower

By Matt Preusch The Oregonian U.S. Department of the Interior The Mt. Elbert Pumped Storage power plant in Colorado. Four Northwest governors have sent a letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu voicing their support for studying “pumped storage” hydropower sites … Read on 

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