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Free Flow Power (FFP), a developer that held a preliminary permit to study feasibility to develop hydropower at Cle Elum Dam on the Cle Elum River near Cle Elum, in Kittitas County, Washington, surrendered its permit last week.
Despite strong opposition from stakeholders, including HRC members, FERC has issued a preliminary permit to Boundary Creek Hydro, a subsidiary of Symbiotics seeking to develop hydropower on the Boundary Creek near Bonners, Idaho. The proposal includes building a diversion dam and a 6.4 mile long diversion pipe to be partially buried under a reconstructed road.
(Source: American Whitewater)
posted October 26, 2011 by Megan Hooker
After nearly a century, Washington's White Salmon River in south central Washington is flowing freely again! Earlier today, a hole was blasted in the base of Condit Dam, and its reservoir - Northwestern Lake - began to pour through it. The reservoir drained in about an hour.