Northwest Hydropower News Archives 2010 & Older

Tag: PacifiCorp

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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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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Inspection spurs alarm about dams

Feds says there’s potential for catastrophic failure; PacifiCorp calls them safe By Erik Robinson Columbian Federal energy regulators are raising alarm about the potential for “catastrophic failure” of spillway gates on three major PacifiCorp-owned dams on the North Fork of … Read on 

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Company gives report on sediment behind dam

By Joyce Edlefsen Standard Journal REXBURG – Rocky Mountain Power continues its preliminary work prior to starting the physical rebuilding of the Ashton Dam. After a lengthy review of the condition of the dam by its own engineers, consultants and … Read on 

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2010 breaching of Condit Dam not likely

Preparation, soliciting bids may not leave enough time to meet target date of October Erik Robinson The Columbian Condit Dam is shown shortly before dam owner PacifiCorp agreed in 1999 to remove it rather than install expensive fish ladders. A … Read on 

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Applegate dam gets approval for hydropower

Federal commission issues license to retrofit dam for electricity generation By Mark Freeman Mail Tribune Water flowing out of Applegate Dam could begin generating electricity in as early as four years under a new federal hydropower license issued Thursday to … Read on 

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Agencies prepare for dam removal

By Adam Lapierre Hood River News Since its completion in 1923, the Powerdale Hydroelectric Project has been a major obstacle for aquatic wildlife in the Hood River. The 200-foot-long concrete diversion dam is located just a few miles upstream from … Read on 

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Costs of removal

PacifiCorp: Removal, not relicensing, in best interest of customers By Ty Beaver Herald – News The Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement calls for removal of four Klamath River hydroelectric dams, with PacifiCorp customers paying for the removal over the next decade.

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Governor signs Klamath dams bill

Federal officials meet about water agreement By TY BEAVER Herald & News Gov. Ted Kulongoski signed a bill Tuesday allowing PacifiCorp to charge its customers to help pay for dam removal on the Kiarnath River as federal officials met in … Read on 

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