Humboldt River Hydropower Project P-14327

General information

Waterway  Humboldt River
Current status   Active license 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro
Mode of hydropower generation Run-of-river
Type of permit FERC License

FERC information

FERC docket # P-14327
FERC project name Humboldt River
Permit issued 1/26/14
Permit expiration 12/27/64

Ownership and operation

Owner Pershing County Water Conservation Dist
Owner type Publicly Owned Utility
Year first online (conventional hydro) 2014

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 1
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 0.8 MW
Average annual net hydropower generation 2,900.0 MWH

The project received its license in January 2014 and would be located on the US Bureau of Reclamation’s Rye Patch Dam (an irrigation dam) on the Humboldt River in Pershing County, Nevada. The Rye Patch dam is an earthen dam that is 1,074 feet long and 78 feet high with a crest elevation of 4,136 feet above mean sea level (msl). The dam includes a concrete spillway 110 feet wide and 353 feet long.

Pershing County Water Conservation District, which received the license for the hydropower project will operate the project in a run-of-river mode relying on the water available to them after the irrigation purposes are fulfilled.

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