Snohomish PUD http://www.kplu.org en 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 Federal bill would smooth way for small dams, hydropower http://www.kplu.org/post/federal-bill-would-smooth-way-small-dams-hydropower <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Big dams that block rivers and salmon runs are out of vogue. But new legislation could clear the way for more small ones.</span></p><p>The removal of Washington’s Elwha dam — the largest dam removal in U.S. history — marked the end of an era in which big dams were embraced.</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 17:06:13 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7995 at http://www.kplu.org Federal bill would smooth way for small dams, hydropower 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