Northwest Hydropower News Archives 2010 & Older

Monthly Archives: July 2009

Trout take a leap off dam for sake of science, other fish

Data will be used to help steelhead, Chinook By Beth Casper Statesman Journal A rainbow trout’s six-second trip over the 463-foot high Detroit Dam is helping scientists learn how salmon will fare on their journey to sea. For two weeks … Read on 

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Tribe reclaims its land, breath

Skokomish tribal members perform three ceremonies, restoring ancestral names to three sites returned to them as part of a larger settlement with Tacoma Power By Lynda Mapes Seattle Times CAMP CUSHMAN, Mason County — This lakeside vacation spot has long … Read on 

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EWEB boat ramp plans hit a snag

Summer construction of a new McKenzie River landing is stalled by a federally ordered environmental review By Susan Palmer Register Guard A new McKenzie River boat ramp planned for construction this summer will have to wait for an environmental review … Read on 

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Arrowrock Hydroelectric Project Work Continues

By Staff Clatskanie Chief Construction on the 18 megawatt hydroelectric project at the Arrowrock dam on the Boise River in Idaho is progressing as schedule as site work continues, the Clatskanie People’s Utility District (CPUD) announced this week.

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Wind power throws curve at BPA

A new rate order draws attention to the challenge of managing intermittent power By Ted Sickinger Oregonian Utility wonks have been quipping for years that the future of energy in the Northwest is windy and gassy. When it comes to … Read on 

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As the wind blows

Power company tries to grapple with wind supply By Eric Florip East Oregonian Consider the state’s energy supply a giant juggling act. When demand spikes, the Bonneville Power Administration must send energy over its power grid to where it’s needed, … Read on 

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Hydropower open house set

Navy displays new turbine system plan By Jeff Chew Peninsula Daily News CHIMACUM — The U.S. Navy is taking steps to design and install a hydropower system offshore of Marrowstone Island and wants to float the proposal in front of … Read on 

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Governor signs Klamath dams bill

Federal officials meet about water agreement By TY BEAVER Herald & News Gov. Ted Kulongoski signed a bill Tuesday allowing PacifiCorp to charge its customers to help pay for dam removal on the Kiarnath River as federal officials met in … Read on 

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Dam dispute now at impasse

Pend Oreille County wants to triple the annual fee the utility pays for impact of Boundary Dam, an important power source, but talks have stalled. By Emily Heffter Seattle Times Seattle City Light and a rural Eastern Washington county have … Read on 

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$5 million from stimulus to pay for dam’s removal

Green jobs: The Gold Ray dam on the Rogue River will come out, probably in 2010 By Matthew Preusch Oregonian One Rogue River dam, Gold Hill, is gone; another, Savage Rapids, is on its way out. Now federal stimulus money … Read on 

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