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Bull Run P-477

General information

Waterway  Clackamas River
Current status Removed / decommissioned, Retired 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro
Type of permit FERC License
Year retired 2008

FERC information

FERC docket # P-477

Ownership and operation

Owner Portland General Electric Co
Owner type Investor-Owned Utility
Transmission or distribution system owner Portland General Electric Company

Sandy River at former Marmot Dam site

Marmot Dam on the Sandy River was removed in 2007 as part of decommissioning of Portland General Electric’s Bull Run Hydroelectric Project. Members of the Hydropower Reform Coalition participated in the negotiations that led to the settlement agreement for dam removal. Removal of the dam now allows the Sandy River to flow freely making upstream habitat more accessible to anadromous fish.

The former dam site is now in public ownership and managed as a day-use recreation site providing access to the Sandy River.

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