Priest Rapids P-2114

General information

Waterway  Columbia River
Current status   Active 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro
Mode of hydropower generation Peaking
Type of permit FERC License

FERC information

FERC docket # P-2114
FERC project name Priest Rapids
Other projects with this FERC number
Permit issued 4/12/08
Permit expiration 3/27/52

Ownership and operation

Owner PUD No 2 of Grant County
Owner type Publicly Owned Utility
Year first online (conventional hydro) 1959
Transmission or distribution system owner Bonneville Power Administration

Power and generating capacity

Number of units 10
Total capacity from hydraulic turbine-generator units within each plant 955.6 mW
Average annual net hydropower generation 4,506,885.7 mWH

Preist Rapids Dam

The project is located on the mid-Columbia River, in portions of Grant, Yakima, Kittitas, Douglas, Benton, and Chelan Counties, Washington, and occupies about 3,052 acres of federal land.

In the project area, there are more than 40 species of fish, including both anadromous and resident fish. There are six anadromous species, including Chinook salmon; sockeye salmon; steelhead; coho salmon; Pacific lamprey; and American Shad. There are 38 resident species, including bull trout, white sturgeon, rainbow trout, walleye, smallmouth bass, and northern pikeminnow.

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