Northwest

FERC Delivers a Win for Twin Falls in Idaho

After years of fighting on behalf of the Twin Falls on the Snake River in Idaho, Coalition members recently secured a victory to protect the Falls from drying up.

In 1995, Idaho Power Company, the operator of the Twin Falls hydropower project, proposed to reduce the amount of water flowing through the falls to generate more power. While doing so would have eliminated the natural beauty of the Twin Falls and deprived thousands of visitors of the majestic view that the Falls offers, it would have increased Idaho Power’s income by a mere $50,000 a year.

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State Board Rules: Similkameen Falls Deserve Water

 
 
Hydropower Reform Coalition * Center for Environmental Law & Policy
American Whitewater * Columbia River Bioregional Education Project North Cascades Conservation Council * Sierra Club
 
News Release
 
July 26, 2013
 
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Dam Proposed for South Fork Skykomish Would be an Economic Loser

July 16, 2013

Dam proposed for South Fork Skykomish would be an economic loser
New Analysis Reveals Extreme Unprofitability of Proposed Sunset Falls Hydropower Project

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http://hydroreform.org/sites/default/files/Sunset%20Falls%20Synopsis%20Final%20%282%29.pdf

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