Northwest Hydropower News Archives 2010 & Older

Monthly Archives: January 2010

Shortage could still hit farms

Irrigators review water agreement final draft By Ty Beaver Herald & News The Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement still leaves the Klamath Reclamation Project vulnerable to water shortages in an extreme drought situation, attorney Paul Simmons told irrigators. The document also … Read on 

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Small power, big interest

Plant may be built on North Canal Dam By Kate Ramsayer Bend Bulletin Bend’s North Canal Dam, just off of Division Street, has become a focus of the interest swirling around small hydropower projects in Central Oregon. Two companies and … Read on 

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Tacoma Power’s Mossyrock Dam up for renewable energy award

By Staff The East County Journal Tacoma Power’s project to rebuild two generators at Mossyrock Dam stands out as a top renewable energy project and is a finalist for the Utility Scale Renewables Award from RenewableEenrgyWorld.com and Renewable Energy World … Read on 

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Klamath Tribes approve KBRA

By H & N Staff Herald & News CHILOQUIN — The Klamath Tribes voted Tuesday to support a final version of a water settlement agreement and a plan to remove four Klamath River dams to restore fish passage. Tribal members … Read on 

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BPA postpones plan

Agency to study effects of water level changes on Lake Pend Oreille By Becky Kramer Spokesman Review The Bonneville Power Administration has temporarily shelved its request to raise and lower Lake Pend Oreille by up to 5 feet this winter, … Read on 

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Chinook repeat perilous journey

Salmon must endure same obstacles when returning up Oregon Rivers to spawn, then die By Beth Casper and Stefanie Knowlton Directed by her nose and an inexplicable sense of direction, an adult female Chinook will find her way back from … Read on 

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Running for their lives

Will recovery efforts in the Willamette Basin be enough to save a species that scientists fear could become extinct in 40 years? By Beth Casper & Stefanie Knowlton Cold, clear water gurgles past banks thick with vine maples, hemlocks and … Read on 

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Douglas PUD files draft application for FERC relicensing of Wells Dam

By Douglas County PUD Brewster Quad-City Herald Douglas County PUD had filed its draft license application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. This is a major milestone in FERC’s Integrated Licensing Process for the Wells Hydroelectric Project.

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Tieton Hydro Dam sold to California Power Authority

Need for electricity also makes county a good windpower candidate, company’s owner says By Randy Luvaas Yakima Valley Business Times California’s thirst for Northwest electrical power just keeps growing. A Goldendale family corporation has sold its hydroelectric plant at Rimrock … Read on 

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