On October 16, FERC revoked the license for East Juliette hydroelectric project on the Ocmulgee River in Georgia due to its repeated failure to construct fish passage facilities as required by its 1985 license.
Primarily designed to help the Commission's staff comply with the Endangered Species Act, and help applicants gain a better understanding of the complexities and timing of the endangered species process
At 5:12am on December 14, 2005, the upper reservoir of the Taum Sauk Pumped Storage hydropower project breached.
The failure released one billion gallons of water - a weight of 8 billion pounds, and more than the entire City of St. Louis consumes in two days - over twenty minutes. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is covering the breach in depth.
Located near Columbia, the Saluda River project in South Carolina includes the 48,000 acre Lake Murray and affects 10 miles of the Saluda River and 50 miles of the downstream Congaree River.
In April 2002, due to serious safety concerns, FERC directed Saluda project owner South Carolina Energy and Gas Company (SCE&G) to construct a new dam immediately downstream of the existing dam. In August 2002, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) issued a water quality certification for the dam rehabilitation project.