Northwest Hydropower News Archives 2010 & Older

Tag: Army Corps of Engineers

Safe passage for fish a challenge at The Dalles

Fish biologist to take dam off to-do list By Quinton Smith Oregonian There were fish problems at The Dalles Dam. Too many young salmon and steelhead migrating down the Columbia River each spring and summer never made it past. A … Read on 

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Resurgent Northwest salmon show dam ‘spill’ is better than barging

Salmon success recasts debate By Rocky Barker Idaho Statesman Lorri Bodi’s call in the 1990s for federal dam managers to divert Columbia River flows away from hydroelectric turbines to aid endangered salmon was met by anger and an army of … 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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Rains swamp region’s dams

Power managers divert flow to reservoirs, slow plant output and give power away By Ted Sickinger The Oregonian Winter’s snow drought has given way to a temporary flood of late-spring runoff, forcing regional managers of the electrical grid to give … Read on 

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Columbia River dams get upgrades

More power will be generated from same amount of water via $120 million project By Shannon Dininny Daily Journal of Commerce BRIDGEPORT Wash. —Workers are preparing to install a new 45-ton turbine at the second-largest producing dam in the United … Read on 

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Corps outlines steps to study breaching Snake dams

A study is not imminent, and it would take several years to complete. By Kevin McCullen Idaho Statesman A dramatic decline in the four-year average of wild salmon and steelhead listed under the Endangered Species Act or a natural catastrophe … Read on 

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$11M effort to make fish-safe turbine

By Staff Daily Journal of Commerce The US Army Corps of Engineers recently awarded an $11 million contract to Voith Hydro of York, PA for work at Ice Harbor Lock and dam on the Snake River near Burbank. Voith will … Read on 

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Planning continues to boost fish populations

New contract seeks safer turbines for fish By Staff Daily News Engineers will develop the first of a new generation of advanced hydroelectric turbines for the Federal Columbia River Power System to provide safe passage for fish, under a contract … Read on 

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Dam repairs almost done

The BPA funded the $5 million project on four spillway gates at Foster By Alex Paul Albany Democrat-Herald SWEET HOME — A $5 million repair project on the four spillway gates at Foster Dam is expected to be completed by … 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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What’s all the dam fuss about?

Army Corps plays with Willamette water flows By Camilla Mortensen Eugene Weekly Green Douglas firs where the waters cut through. Down her wild mountains and canyons she flew. Canadian Northwest to the ocean so blue, Roll on, Columbia, roll on. … Read on 

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