Northwest Hydropower News Archives 2010 & Older

Monthly Archives: October 2010

Madras Inventor Makes "Pipe” Dream a Reality

By Susan Matheny Pioneer Paul Jensen, who for decades flew the air streams as a crop spraying pilot, saw a correlation between airflow and waterflow, which helped lead to his invention of a vastly improved fish bypass system for dams. … Read on 

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Wash. approves permit to remove Condit Dam

By Shannon Dininny Seattle Post-Intelligencer YAKIMA, Wash. — PacifiCorp is one step closer to removing the Condit Dam on southwest Washington’s White Salmon River, following a decision Tuesday by Washington state regulators to issue a water quality permit. Portland, Ore.-based … Read on 

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Transmission lines key to BPA wind power plans

By Kathie Durbin The Columbian What if you built a wind farm and couldn’t get the energy to market? Despite a decade-long wind energy boom that has turned the upper Columbia River Plateau into one long horizon of slowly rotating … Read on 

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County again stuck with Boyd hydro power plant

By Dean Brickley East Oregonian A Utah man’s option has expired to buy the idled Jim Boyd Hydroelectric Porject near Hermiston. The Umatilla County Board of Commissioners discussed the project Tuesday, but took no action, said county counsel Doug Olsen. … Read on 

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Massive structure removed for Boundary Dam project

Specialized contractors assist Seattle City Light in $1.5 million in jobs By Kim Frlan Journal of Business In a project that involved Spokane contractors and engineers, a 312-ton metal structure has been lifted from 200 feet beneath the surface of … Read on 

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