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Monthly Archives: September 2009

Irrigation district to start negotiations on hydro generator

By Katy Nesbitt Bulletin The Central Oregon Irrigation District hopes to finalize a deal today that will allow it to build a hydroelectric generator on a canal near Juniper Ridge.

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Foundation invites power company to address Ashton Dam Future

By Joyce Edlefsen Standard Journal PacifiCorp officials have agreed to participate in a Henry’s Fork Foundation meeting on the operation and repair and maintenance of the Ashton Dam. The meeting will be held from 7 to 8:30 pm Tuesday at … Read on 

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Avista eyes big upgrades at dams later

Cabinet Gorge, Long Lake projects total $316 million, could serve 108,000 homes By Richard Ripley Journal of Business Avista Utilities has listed in a new long-term plan three potential major hydroelectric upgrades at its Long Lake and Cabinet Gorge dams … Read on 

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Obama’s goal: Help salmon faster

The US is open to breaching – even removing – dams to protect the fish By Matthew Preusch Oregonian The U.S. government wants to do more to save Northwest salmon, and faster. And if that doesn’t do enough for the … Read on 

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Breaching could be ‘last resort’

Obama officials tweak the Bush plan to manager salmon. Will it finally get the court’s approval? By Rocky Barker Idaho Statesman Salmon levels would have to drop to mid-1990s levels – when some runs came close to winking out – … Read on 

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2 local hydro projects get funding from DOE

By Journal Staff Daily Journal of Commerce Yesterday, the US Department of Energy said 22 advanced water power projects throughout the nation would receive up to $14.6 million in funding. Two of the projects are in Washington state.

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Symposium emphasized cooperation

By Staff News-Examiner In a day-long seminar focused on Bear River, those attending were told over and over again the benefits of cooperation and communication.

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Opponents of Shanker’s Bend project say chose ‘No dam option.’

High dam would cost over $1 billion By Gary DeVon Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune OROVILLE – More than 120 people packed the Old Oroville Depot to express their concerns over a feasibility study of water storage at Shanker’s bend on the … Read on 

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PUD gets an earful regarding Shanker’s Bend Dam feasibility study

Dozens tell utility they do not want dam By Gary DeVon Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune OROVILLE – Over 120 people attended a meeting last week on a feasibility study on water storage at Shanker’s Bend, many voiced their concerns that a … Read on 

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Natural gas prices to decline, but electricity’s going up

By Susan Palmer Register Guard Natural gas customers will get a double-digit break on their utility bills this fall, while many electricity customers can expect increases. In both cases, blame goes partly to the weather and partly to the recession.

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