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Opal Springs Hydro P-5891

General information

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

FERC information

FERC docket # P-5891
Permit issued 10/28/1982
Permit expires 10/27/2032

Ownership and operation

Owner Deschutes Valley Water District
Owner type Publicly Owned Utility
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1985
Transmission or distribution system owner PacifiCorp

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 1
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 4.3 mW
Average annual net hydropower generation 26,533.9 mWH

The dam is operated by the Deschutes Valley Water District and is located 7 miles upstream from Lake Billy Chinook. This small hydropower facility is currently a barrier to fish passage on the Crooked River and is a hazardous structure to navigation that requires a portage.

Source: American Whitewater

The License Order for P-5891 issued on Nov 2, 1982 can be found here.