Skykomish River http://www.kplu.org en PUD Changes Course; No Dam for Skykomish River’s Sunset Falls http://www.kplu.org/post/pud-changes-course-no-dam-skykomish-river-s-sunset-falls <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Plans to put a dam on one of Washington’s most scenic rivers have been called off.</span></p><p>The Snohomish County Public Utilities District says it has a better plan for the area on the Skykomish River near Index. But o<span style="line-height: 1.5;">pponents of the project say it’s still too early to declare a victory.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Snohomish County PUD was planning an inflatable weir for the bend in the river near Sunset Falls, not far from Index. The utility said it had a design that would rise and fall with the river, making it safe for endangered fish runs and minimally disruptive to the scenic value of the area.</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 16056 at http://www.kplu.org PUD Changes Course; No Dam for Skykomish River’s Sunset Falls Sunset Falls Dam Fight: Citizen Activists Accuse SnoPUD Of Waste, Secret Meeting http://www.kplu.org/post/sunset-falls-dam-fight-citizen-activists-accuse-snopud-waste-secret-meeting <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New accusations are fueling an ongoing controversy over a proposal to put a small inflatable dam on one of the Northwest’s scenic treasures. Opponents accuse the Snohomish County </span>PUD<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of clouding the issue with confusing information and a secret meeting.</span></p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 12990 at http://www.kplu.org Sunset Falls Dam Fight: Citizen Activists Accuse SnoPUD Of Waste, Secret Meeting Proposed hydro-energy project has Index saying ‘no dam way’ http://www.kplu.org/post/proposed-hydro-energy-project-has-index-saying-no-dam-way <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At a time when Washington state has been making headlines for the largest dam removal project ever on the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Elwha</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> River, Snohomish County is proposing a new one.</span></p><p>The Snohomish County Public Utility District says the proposed dam’s modern low-impact design would help the county diversify its energy portfolio and meet the future power demands of a growing population.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9099 at http://www.kplu.org Proposed hydro-energy project has Index saying ‘no dam way’ FERC hearing on proposed Skykomish River hydro project http://www.kplu.org/post/ferc-hearing-proposed-skykomish-river-hydro-project <p>Federal officials will be in Index this week to hear from the public about a controversial <a href="http://www.snopud.com/?p=1956" target="_blank">proposal for a new dam</a> on the Skykomish River.</p><p>Representatives from the <a href="http://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/search/results.asp" target="_blank">Federal Energy Regulatory Commission</a> will tour the proposed dam site at Sunset Falls, and take public comments as part of the licensing process. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9021 at http://www.kplu.org FERC hearing on proposed Skykomish River hydro project Proposed dam puts Skykomish on list of ten most-endangered rivers http://www.kplu.org/post/proposed-dam-puts-skykomish-list-ten-most-endangered-rivers <p>It&rsquo;s designated as a State Scenic Waterway and recommended for federal protection. Yet the south fork of the Skykomish River has just been named one of the <a href="http://www.americanrivers.org/newsroom/blog/jthomasblate-051512-announcing-americas-most-endangered-rivers-2012.html">ten most endangered rivers</a> in the country by the national environmental group, American Rivers.</p><p>It&rsquo;s because of a controversial <a href="http://www.snopud.com/powersupply/hydro/sunsetfalls.ashx?p=1956">proposal to build a new dam</a>.</p> Wed, 16 May 2012 17:12:53 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 5028 at http://www.kplu.org Proposed dam puts Skykomish on list of ten most-endangered rivers