Northwest Hydropower News Archives 2010 & Older

Monthly Archives: August 2010

Future of fishing on WS River sans dam open for discussion

By Staff The Enterprise With removal of Condit Dam set to begin next fall, representatives of state and federal fish and wildlife agencies will hold a public meeting next Tuesday, Aug. 31, in Underwood to discuss the future of sport … Read on 

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Douglas PUD to sell $113 million in bonds for dam upgrade

$113 million offering shores up utility’s finances, protecting its rating By Christine Pratt World staff writer EAST WENATCHEE — Douglas County PUD will sell $113 million in revenue bonds today to refinance old debt and modernize Wells Dam. PUD General … Read on 

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Snoqualmie Falls hydro plant gets into hall of fame

By Dan Catchpole SnoValley Star Snoqualmie Valley has been the home of a movie star, professional athletes and business leaders. The Valley is now also home to a new hall-of-famer. The inductee never sought out fame. It only did its … Read on 

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Congressman tours new Baker River fish facility

By Staff Courier Times CONCRETE – U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Everett) visited Puget Sound Energy’s Baker RIver Hydroelectric Project to hear utility staffers promote the economic and environmental benefits the energy facility brings to the region. PSE is reducing the … Read on 

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Public meeting scheduled on hydropower for Bowman Dam

PGE is voluntarily seeking input from affected residents By Jason Chaney Central Oregonian Next week, local residents will have their first opportunity to weigh in on a proposed hydroelectric power plant on Bowman Dam. Portland General Electric is hosting a … Read on 

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City Light starts gate rehab at Boundary Dam

By Journal Staff Daily Journal of Commerce Seattle City Light is preparing for a $1.2 million maintenance project at Boundary Dam on the Fend Oreille River in northeast Washington The yearlong project will rehabilitate a 312-ton gate used to maintain … Read on 

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Ancient Northwest fish in peril

Columbia River: As efforts help salmon rebound, lampreys are in danger of becoming a thing of the past By Ben Pittman-Polletta The Oregonian At the north side of the Bonneville Dam spillway, what looks like a ventilation duct zigzags out … Read on 

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Round Butte Dam tower to release more cold water

Deschutes River: Operators will try a cooler mix to meet temperature goals By Quinton Smith The Oregonian Operators of a massive new water tower at Round Butte Dam near Madras agreed Friday to again release more cold water into the … Read on 

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Feds look at scaling back hatcheries

Fisheries service offers alternatives to trim Columbia basin production and protect fish By Scott Learn The Oregonian Federal biologists on Friday sent their strongest signal to date that the Columbia River Basin’s immense hatchery production –and the lucrative fishing opportunities … Read on 

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Reaping the Wind

‘Community Wind’ takes a village By Keri Brenner The Dalles Chronicle WASCO – Ormand Hilderbrand says he “now knows the real meaning of ‘going for broke’” after spending five years working to launch Oregon’s first small, independently developed wind farm. … Read on 

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