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Study says drawing down Lower Granite Reservoir during summer could help fish

By Eric Barker Spokesman Review Drawing down Lower Granite Reservoir during summer heatwaves could be an effective tool to help sockeye salmon and other protected fish by mitigating high water temperatures, according to analysis performed by the Portland-based Fish Passage … Read on 

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Waterpower Hydro Basics Course lights up new hires

What better place for new hires and experienced professionals moving into the hydropower industry to learn “the business” than at the world’s largest hydro conference? The Waterpower Hydro Basics Course is taking place July 25 – 26 at the HydroVision … Read on 

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If it’s the World’s Largest Hydro Conference, it’s HydroVision

July 26—29 at the Minneapolis Convention Center A follower of hydropower is a student of nature’s current. So it’s fitting that Minneapolis, known as the City by Nature, is the host city for HydroVision 2016. Click here for full conference … Read on 

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Washington tidal power license surrendered

By Todd Griset JDSUPRA Business Advisor U.S. hydropower regulators have accepted a Washington public utility district’s application to surrender its license for an unconstructed tidal power project. Public Utility District No. 1 of Snohomish County, Washington was the licensee for … Read on 

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Conservation can likely meet power needs of Northwest states

By Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press Spokesman Review The electricity needs of Northwest states can be met in the next 20 years mostly through conservation efforts, with little need to construct new power plants, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council … Read on 

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Hydro Research Foundation Fellowship Application Open

The Hydro Research Foundation is leading the Research Awards Program designed to stimulate new student research and academic interest in conventional or pumped storage hydropower. The awards are made possible by a grant from the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy … Read on 

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New Grant PUD Visitor Center Opens

Grant PUD’s new visitor center, The Power of the Columbia River, opened December 1st. Located adjacent to Wanapum Dam, about seven miles south of the Vantage Bridge, The Power of the Columbia River provides an opportunity for visitors of all … Read on 

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Columbia Basin breaking records for returning fall chinook salmon

By George Plaven Seattle Times PENDLETON, Ore. — The Columbia Basin’s 2015 salmon season is the second-strongest year since the federal dams were built nearly 80 years ago. A record number of fall chinook salmon returned up the Columbia River … Read on 

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Community Outreach at Okanogan County Fair

The Okanogan complex fire, with injuries, loss of property and thousands of acres burned land, hit our friends in Okanogan County hard. Showing spirit synonymous with resilience to this largely rural area, the county fair was postponed but not canceled. … Read on 

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Corps agrees to monitor dam pollution

By Nigel Duara, Associated Press The Columbian For the first time in its history, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will have to disclose the amount of pollutants its dams are sending into waterways in a groundbreaking legal settlement that … Read on 

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