Pelton Round Butte Project, Deschutes River, Oregon

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License SummariesNorthwestPublished   3/1/2020

The Pelton Round Butte Hydroelectric project is owned by Portland General Electric Company (PGE) and the Confederated (Wasco, Warm Springs and Paiute) Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon (Tribes), and consists of three developments located on the Deschutes River, Crooked River, and Metolius River.

In addition to the licensees, twenty organizations signed the relicensing agreement: American Rivers, Avion Water Company, Cities of Bend, Madras and Redmond (OR), Deschutes and Jefferson Counties (OR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Oregon Trout, Oregon Water Resources Department, The Native Fish Society, Trout Unlimited, U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture,, Forest Service, and Water Watch of Oregon.

License summary originally prepared in 2015. Updated in 2020 in partnership with River Management Society.

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